Monday, November 11, 2013

In the Hanoi Hilton

Madeleine Doak has several articles about her father's ordeal in the hands of the Vietnamese Communists. Her father was Admiral Jeremiah A. Denton, former U.S. Senator and author of When Hell Was in Session. To quote:
 Dad's interview with a Japanese reporter that made its way to America...  As many people know, Dad blinked the word torture in morse code under the guise of his eyes being affected by the bright lights, thus alerting the world to the POW's treatment.  He received quite a bit of recognition for that.  And, rightly so, of course.  However, the fact that, during the interview, when asked how he felt about the war, he replied that he didn't know what was going on in the war, but that whatever was the position of his government, he supported it and would for the rest of his life, was the toughest thing to do and the accomplishment of which he is most proud.  This despite having been tortured prior to the interview and knowing well that he'd be tortured afterward. (Read more.)
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