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.
|United States Senator|
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1987
|Preceded by||Donald Stewart|
|Succeeded by||Richard Shelby|
Jeremiah Andrew Denton Jr.
July 15, 1924
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||March 28, 2014 (aged 89)|
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
|Resting place||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Spring Hill College|
United States Naval Academy
National Defense University
Naval War College
George Washington University
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1946–1977|
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Medal (3)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal (5) w/
Air Medal (Strike/Flight 2)
Navy Commendation Medal w/ Combat "V"
Purple Heart Medal (2)
Combat Action Ribbon
Prisoner of War Medal
- "Jeremiah Denton, former Alabama senator and Vietnam POW, dies at 89". The Guardian. March 28, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)