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This Naval Aviator Nearly-Fatally Wounded Himself to Convince North Vietnamese that He Was Willing to Die rather than to Capitulate to Their Demands

This Naval Aviator Nearly-Fatally Wounded Himself to Convince North Vietnamese that He Was Willing to Die rather than to Capitulate to Their Demands

James Stockdale James Bond Stockdale, US Naval Academy Class of ’47, is the epitome of leadership and inspiration, as well… Read More

8 months ago

The Story of James Stockdale, the Naval Aviator who Near-Fatally Wounded Himself to Convince North Vietnamese that He Was Willing to Die rather than to Capitulate to Their Demands

Admiral Stockdale's performance of duty during eight years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam earned him the Medal… Read More

3 years ago

The Story of Wynn Foster, the Heroic A-4 Pilot who Evaded North Vietnamese AAA after his Right Forearm had been Severed by Shrapnel

‘I realised I had been hit and looked down at my right arm. The arm was missing from the elbow… Read More

5 years ago

Remembering the Shootdown of Lt. Commander John McCain over Hanoi

Due to his father's status as an admiral, John McCain was offered early release, but refused - citing the American… Read More

6 years ago