Jeremiah Denton dies at 89

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Well-known American prisioner of War in Vietnam has passed away.

Jeremiah Denton was a native of Alabama, a fathers of seven, an Annapolis grad, and a former test pilot.

He was shot down on his 12th mission over Vietnam in 1965, and was routinely tortured.

When he was used for staged interviews with a Japanese TV journalist, he famously used his eyes to blink the word “torture” in Morse Code.

After his signal, he let the pentagon know what Americans were being mistreated.

After his release, he was elected to the U.S. Senate for a single term.

Denton died at age 89.

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