Monday, April 30, 2018

Jeremiah Denton Used Blinks To Inform About POW Torture

Jeremiah Denton was held for almost almost eight years as an American prisoner of war in North Vietnam after the A-6 Intruder he was piloting was shot down in 1965. During his captivity Denton was forced to participate in a 1966 propaganda interview which was broadcast in the United States. While answering questions and feigning trouble with the blinding television lights, Denton blinked his eyes in Morse code, spelling the word "TORTURE", confirming for the first time to U.S. Naval Intelligence that American POWs were in fact being tortured.

Denton was awarded the Navy Cross, the Nation's 2nd highest military honor for his heroism as a P.O.W.

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