Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Thursday, January 29, 2015 Bookmark our site!
Local PennsylvaniaNationalInternationalNews Extras  
Published: March 27, 2014 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam POW and ex-senator, dies



Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton, who survived 7 years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam and alerted the U.S. military to conditions there when he blinked the word “torture” in Morse code during a television interview, has died. He was 89.
Denton’s grandson, Edward Denton, says he died about 8 a.m.today at a hospice facility surrounded by family. Edward Denton says his grandfather had been in declining health for the past year and died from heart problems.
Denton, a Republican who served a single term in the U.S. Senate, was a strong advocate of conservative causes and backer of the Reagan administration. But the iron will that served him in such good stead in captivity gave rise to criticism that he was too rigid as a politician.





Back
Comments
Order Photos!
 
MORE NEWS HEADLINES
arrow Freezing rain cancels afternoon kindergartens
arrow District attorney pulls back offer of lie detector test
arrow Mother catches baby dropped from window of burning house
arrow Fire damages house in city
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow Ex-owner of Jaffe's store dies in Florida
arrow 1-car accident sends driver to hospital
arrow Assistant county DA seeks DJ post
arrow Truck, car crash ties up traffic on I-79