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Jeremiah Denton

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Jeremiah Denton
United States Senator
from Alabama
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byDonald Stewart
Succeeded byRichard Shelby
Personal details
Jeremiah Andrew Denton Jr.

(1924-07-15)July 15, 1924
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
DiedMarch 28, 2014(2014-03-28) (aged 89)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
  • Katherine Jane Maury
    (m. 1946; died 2007)
  • Mary Belle Bordone (m. 2010)
Alma materSpring Hill College
United States Naval Academy
National Defense University
Naval War College
George Washington University
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1946–1977
Rank Rear admiral
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsNavy Cross
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Medal (3)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal (5) w/
Combat "V"
Air Medal (Strike/Flight 2)
Navy Commendation Medal w/ Combat "V"
Purple Heart Medal (2)
Combat Action Ribbon
Prisoner of War Medal

Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr. (July 15, 1924 – March 28, 2014) was a United States aviator and Rear Admiral, and also a United States Senator. He spent almost eight years as a Prisoner of War (PoW) in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He later wrote a book which became a movie about those experiences. He was born in Mobile, Alabama.

Denton died from complications of a heart ailment on March 28, 2014 at a hospice in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was 89 years old.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jeremiah Denton, former Alabama senator and Vietnam POW, dies at 89". The Guardian. March 28, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2014.

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