Jeremiah Denton

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Jeremiah Denton
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United States Senator
from Alabama
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byDonald Stewart
Succeeded byRichard Shelby
Personal details
Born(1924-07-15)July 15, 1924
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
DiedMarch 28, 2014(2014-03-28) (aged 89)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Katherine Jane Maury (1946–2007, her death)
Alma materSpring Hill College
United States Naval Academy
National Defense University
Naval War College
George Washington University
AwardsNavy Cross
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star (3)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal (V)
Air Medal
Navy Commendation Medal (V)
Purple Heart
Combat Action Ribbon
Prisoner of War Medal
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceSeal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
RankUS-O7 insignia.svg Rear Admiral
Battles/warsVietnam War

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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