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Meet True Hero Jerimiah Denton, USN N. Vietnam POW


Trying to alert the military the only way he knew how, he blinked the word “torture” in Morse Code during an interview.

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Date: 01/11/12 11:25 AM

16 Responses to Meet True Hero Jerimiah Denton, USN N. Vietnam POW

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    January 11, 2012 at 11:22 am
    Link: Meet True Hero Jerimiah Denton, USN N. Vietnam POW - Trying to alert the military the only way he knew how, he blinked the word `torture` in Morse Code during an interview.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2012 at 11:56 am
    Why did I read his name as jew instead of jeremiah?
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    Morse code, man, morse code, it gets you.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    I intermittently see what you did there.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Good on him for trying i guess
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    thestringy Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    I had to go check his Wikipedia page for his middle name, but unfortunately it`s Andrew.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    Wow. That was some impressive coordination. Seriously, I don`t mean to make light of the situation.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Once the Vietnamese realized he got a message through they REALLY tortured him.
    But very brave nonetheless.
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    Mechi Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2012 at 5:18 am
    Blinking lvl 100
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2012 at 8:12 am
    This happened in the Iraq war of the 90s also.

    Hell in earlier wars we even smuggled toothbrushes to prisoners with tiny wafer thin maps of the area they were in so they could plan an escape.

    All these things are well and good, but it all comes from war. No one benefits from war.

    No one.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    January 12, 2012 at 9:47 am
    No soldier is a hero. By their very nature they are villainess.
    We talk about war crimes, it the soldiers who commit them.
    When we talk of evil dictators, it the soldiers who give them power.
    “War is a murder suicide pact between two brothers”
    “I have seen so much worth dying for and so little worth killing over.”
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Steelgrid - "No one benefits from war. No one."
    I think Brittan benefited from war. Or should they have opened the doors for Hitler to rule them? And of course the jews in europe are only alive today because of war. The U.S. was born in war. In fact, many many people benefit from war.

    Extremist ideologies are usually wrong. Either for war or for pacifism.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    January 12, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    Gerry, to say the Jews benefit from WWII is a fools statement. The Jews became victims because germany lost WWI...Ironic? Hell yeah.
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    SaintsFan Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    dm2754 - Every soldier is a hero for if they weren`t, you wouldn`t be in the Western United States allowed to berate them. To sit atop your self imposed stool of morality and bash these men and women who risk their lives involuntarily or not is to trash them. To believe that every single soldier in the United States armed services is a villain and a murderer by nature is not only shortsighted but is a case of extreme stereotyping.
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    nikkizsido2 Female 18-29
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    January 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    It would be a liberal (dm2754) to bash the men and women protecting his sorry ass.
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    ElijaBlack Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2012 at 4:45 am
    I have never thought war was a good idea and I try to keep an open mind but to say all solders are female villains is stupid.

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