|United States Senator
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1987
|Preceded by||Donald Stewart|
|Succeeded by||Richard Shelby|
|Born||July 15, 1924
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||March 28, 2014
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Katherine Jane Maury (1946–2007, her death)|
|Alma mater||Spring Hill College
United States Naval Academy
National Defense University
Naval War College
George Washington University
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star (3)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal (V)
Navy Commendation Medal (V)
Combat Action Ribbon
Prisoner of War Medal
Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr. (July 15, 1924 – March 28, 2014) was a United States Rear Admiral and 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.
References[change | change source]
- "Jeremiah Denton, former Alabama senator and Vietnam POW, dies at 89". The Guardian. March 28, 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/28/jeremiah-denton-alabama-senator-dies-89. Retrieved March 29, 2014.