Episode 2661–POW and Vietnam Vet Jeremiah Denton blinked his way to fame

Jeremiah Denton

Jeremiah Denton was locked up and tortured for seven and a half years. [Credit: Creative Commons]

Episode 2661 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about how Vietnam Vet Jeremiah Denton blinked he way to fame when he was a POW in Hanoi. The featured story comes from, LADbible Group and is titled: Prisoner blinked chilling message in TV interview to save his own life.  The story was submitted by Anish Vij [anish.vij@ladbiblegroup.com]. Anish has an MA in Multimedia Journalism and is passionate about delivering sarcastic/mildly amusing content. After studying business at undergrad, Anish realised that he’d much prefer getting paid to rant about a topic, rather than to find a solution to it. Apart from that, he loves the ‘Four F’s’, as he calls it – family, friends, football and food.

LADbible Group was founded in 2012. It is redefining entertainment and breaking news for a social generation. Its global community engages with its content–spanning editorial, video, documentary and live – billions of times each and every month. Using all major platforms, it has  rapidly risen to become one of the web’s most prominent social video publishers.

Jeremiah Andrew Denton Jr. (July 15, 1924 – March 28, 2014) was an American politician and military officer who served as a U.S. Senator representing Alabama from 1981 to 1987. He was the first Republican to be popularly elected to a Senate seat in Alabama. Denton was previously a United States Navy rear admiral and naval aviator taken captive during the Vietnam War.

Denton was widely known for enduring almost eight years of grueling conditions as an American prisoner of war (POW) in North Vietnam after the A-6 Intruder he was piloting suffered severe damage resulting from a defective bomb, which detonated as he released the weapon(s) in 1965.

While answering questions and feigning trouble with the blinding television lights, Denton blinked his eyes in Morse code, spelling the word “T-O-R-T-U-R-E”—and confirming for the first time to U.S. Naval Intelligence that American POWs were being tortured.

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Listen to Episode 2661 and discover more about how Vietnam Vet Jeremiah Denton blinked he way to fame when he was a POW in Hanoi.

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