|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 (aged 89)|
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
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
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Jeremiah Denton, former Alabama senator and Vietnam POW, dies at 89". The Guardian. March 28, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
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