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Jeremiah Denton 1924 - 2014
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February 01, 2015
A true American hero. Rip.
November 25, 2014
" The span of our life is 70 years or 80 if one especially strong but they are filled with trouble and sorrow. They quickly pass by and away we fly".
September 09, 2014
I was privileged while stationed at Armed Forces Staff College to be one of the Admiral's drivers 8/74-8/75. I asked for his picture in uniform and he sign it as a gift to my grandmother for her 75th birthday, he asked you sure she would like that for a birthday gift? We laughed. While on assignments sitting at his house on brick row Naval Station Norfolk in the kitchen he or his aide LT Fischer would slip in while the mess cook's were preparing the meals and ask, 'have you eaten, be sure to eat... I wondered later in life if the ADM did that because of the many years he went hungry while a POW. I respected and loved him dearly. America's dear precious Admiral - Wishing you Fair Winds and Following a Seas. You will be soon in the arms of a Jesus Christ.
April 27, 2014
Dear family of Jerry & Jane,
Our deepest condolences to all of you. We hope to see you when the Arlington Ceremony takes place. You know our loe and prayers are with you. The Zacharias'
April 14, 2014
I had the honor of meeting Admiral Denton and listening to him speak of his time in the POW camp at a Guidant meeting many years ago. His words have stayed with me through all these years, humbling me every time I think my life is hard. I have a personalized copy of his book which I will treasure always. America has lost a true hero. May God welcome him home with open arms.
April 08, 2014
A true American Hero May he rest in peace with the Lord

My deepest sympathy to the Denton Family. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.

M. Kosh
Ft. Myers, Fl.
April 05, 2014
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
April 04, 2014
May God give eternal rest to Jeremiah Denton and solace to his family. He was a devout Catholic who lived his faith to the full. He is part of the "greatest generation" and his example of heroic virtue will treasured for years to some.
April 04, 2014
How good it is to know that when God restores the earth back into a Paradise, everyone there will enjoy everlasting life in perfect health Psalm 27:10, 11 & 29. Until that time may the wonderful memories you all shared bring you a measure of peace and joy in the days ahead.
April 03, 2014
I just read his book. We all should be proud to have had man as great as he was. Our country owes him and his family a great thank you for all he did. I served in the USAF from 1962 through 1966 and I am proud of it. He made me even prouder.
April 03, 2014
A true American hero for all time. May he rest in peace and may God give comfort to all his family. Psalms 121....
April 03, 2014
Privileged several years ago, after reading "When Hell Was In Session," to speak with Jeremiah Denton 3rd, who assured me my Honor-Message was relayed to his Dad. Now 90, news of his Morse-code blinked TORTURE- message is clearly recalled! How could his fellow-prisoners have survived without the stamina inspired by his indomitable faith in the All-Seeing Almighty God?
April 02, 2014
What a legacy he leaves to all of us... He will never ever be forgotten for his bravery and love for His USA.... God Bless The family as they salute him one last time here on earth.. Thanks for making the ultimate sacrafice and serving with honor and dignity... He touched many, many lives...
April 02, 2014
My husband and I saw Mr. Denton once at Diagnostic and Medical Clinic lab. While getting blood drawn across from Mr. Denton, my husband told the nurse "that is a real war American hero across there". I saw the movie of his capture and have all of the greatest respect for him. Sincerely, Marilyn Harbison
April 02, 2014
What a hero...I remember watching him come off the plane at Clark AFB...and crying with pride at his words.

As a Navy widow, I can only say "Rest in peace, Adm Denton. God bless you."
April 02, 2014
He was a true American Hero. I just read his book and I cried many times. I am a Viet Nam veteran and we now have lost another one of our Brothers. May he be at peace as I know our Father welcomed him with open arms. My sincere condolences to the family.
April 02, 2014
My sincere condolences to the family of this hero. I was a classmate of his niece at McGill-Toolen and wore his POW bracelet. Godspeed and God bless!
April 02, 2014
I wish to extend my sympathy to the family of Jerry Denton. I was a classmate of his at St. Mary's School where we played a number of sports together, especially tennis. We were close friends. We are praying for Jerry and the family. Sr. Mary Robert aka Dorothy Ching
April 02, 2014
It was a great honor to have known Adm. Jeremiah Denton when he was involved with the Coalition for Decency. When he was running for senator, I was asked to be an interim director of the CFD. When he became senator, he moved the organization to Washington. During the interim period, Mr. Outlaw helped to finance the organization until it was moved. I also had the privilege to play golf with him several times. He was a moral, ethical and honorable man. He loved his country and wanted to see it as a moral example to the world in many ways. God bless the family as they carry on the torch for which he lived.
April 02, 2014
Wow I read his book a while back and cried through it... He is a true hero and one I will always love and respect. Too bad the kids of today will never understand what true patriotism is. But I always will be... and that is partly because of this man.
April 02, 2014
May God give peace to the family as our dear friend has gone home. He served with my husband during the 'difficult circumstances' & H. Ben Ringsdorf admired him above all . So do I. The greatest,bravest gentleman that I ever met.
April 02, 2014
A true american hero. I remember his speech and how proud it made me feel to be an American. His is an example to be followed.
April 02, 2014
My condolences to the Denton family. May the comfort God gives be with you in your time of loss.
April 02, 2014
I remember where the plane landed and Admiral Denton stepped off the plane, alive and a true hero. RIP Admiral Denton. May your family find peace with your passing. We salute you Sir!
April 02, 2014
I was privileged to meet and speak with Adm . Denton on a visit he paid to McGill-Toolen high school after his release. To this day, one of the things I laugh about was how he embarrassed my home room teacher , Sr. Dorothy Ching by saying she was the best dancer in the county when they were in high school.
Thank all of you for the sacrifices you made and the heartaches you endured while he served his country and his God. Honorably.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss . America's loss. May he rest in peace and let perpetual light shine upon him .
April 02, 2014
To the family of Jeremiah Denton he was a hero to me and he represented the state of Alabama with the greatest of dignity. He will be missed ! Rest in Peace Sir
April 02, 2014
I remember Mr. Denton he was a customer of mine . He and Mrs Denton were the nicest people you could meet. Prayers for the family
April 01, 2014
Jeremiah Denton "more than self his country loved and virtue more than life".
I am in awe of this great man.
He will live forever.
April 01, 2014
Heroes never die..........I honored to have met you Sir in the 80s. No gratitude could ever be repaid you. I remain in awe now as I did then.
April 01, 2014
My you rest in peace Admiral Denton.
April 01, 2014
I met this humble man here in Mobile. When I shook his hand I said, "You are truly a great patriot." He said, "No, you are as much a patriot as I am." I will never forget this wonderful man. Rest in Peace Admiral Denton.
April 01, 2014
My wife and I are better people just for having met you.
We'll talk to you again soon in heaven.
Henri & Linda Tenthorey
Chattanooga TN
April 01, 2014
Dear Denton Family, Our deepest sympathy. Admiral Denton was such a courageous man. He will be missed. An American hero. May God bless you all in this time of sorrow. May he rest in peace. He was such a fighter. Love The Tom Taylor Family. Huntsville, Al
April 01, 2014
My deepest condolences to the family and friends. May you continue to be comforted by heavenly father and look to him for Hope and the ability to cope. 1 Coribthians 1:3
April 01, 2014
Dear Denton family and friends we offer our condolences.Draw close to God during this difficult time and He will draw close to you - James 4:8.
April 01, 2014
Thank You Admiral Denton for your courage & leadership under the most horrible of circumstances. Your legacy will never be forgotton & may God grant you eternal rest.. My sincere
condolences to the entire
Denton family. Semper Fi USMC 69-71
March 31, 2014
I watched your speech as you stepped into freedom. Thanks for your gallant & courageous patriotism. May The Almighty rest your soul.
March 31, 2014
Jeremiah Denton was a true American hero and patriot, an inspiration to us all. He was also a great US Senator. I was pleased to work in the Senate when he served there. God bless him and may he rest in peace. We give our condolences to his family.
March 31, 2014
RIP from Birmingham. Thank you for your service to our nation and to Alabama.
March 31, 2014
He will never be forgotten, a true American Hero - a son of Mobile AL
B.P., ElPaso
March 31, 2014
Thank you for your service to our great nation. May you rest in peace.
March 31, 2014
Our condolences to the Denton family for losing such a staunch, yet loving family patriarch, who believed a strong family is the strength of America.We have always celebrated one of Alabama's and America's greatest leaders. He is a hero of the first order!
Judy and Jim Haise-Birmingham,AL
March 31, 2014
Our country could never thank you enough for your sacrifices on behalf of all of us. We pray for God's peace and comfort for your family.
God Bless.
John and Rosa Blanco
March 31, 2014
I was a crewmember on the USS INDEPENDENCE and remember the day Mr. DENTON was shot down in 1965. 7 years later as I watched the return of those captives get off the plane it had seemed like a lifetime ago. May the Lord bless
the Denton family and respect the memory of such good men.
March 31, 2014
Thank you sir and your familiy for the greatful service to the United States. May GOD welcome you home and continue to watch over your family.
March 31, 2014
I was just 10 living in Virginia when he stepped off that plane! I also had a bracelet and watched to see if our service member on our bracelets returned home! THANK YOU Admiral Denton for your service and bravery to our Country. May you rest in the arms of our Savior and NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
March 31, 2014
My condolences to the family of Jeremiah Denton. May you allow the peace of God to help you to cope with this grief. (Phillipians 4:6,7)
March 31, 2014
Rest in peace you brave brave man. my thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.
March 31, 2014
I admire his courage and boldness. Even when he says to be faithful to the US government, he suffered badly to prove his word. I can't wait for the day when Real Peace and Security is achieved and no one else has to go through what he went. In the meantime, to the Denton's Family, Please accept my most sincere condolences. No one is ever ready to loose someone in death. "...God will rescue the poor who cry for help"... (Psalms 72:12-14) May God grant them inner peace and strength in this delicates moments.
March 31, 2014
You will not be forgotten...Prayers for your family as they mourn your loss...rest soldier in the arms of God!
March 30, 2014
May God bless you and welcome you with open arms. Thank you for serving and protecting our country.
March 30, 2014
May God give the Denton family comfort during this sad time. America is a better place because of his sacrifice and service. Alabama thanks him for his years as our senator…just wish that he had remained in politics longer. He was truly a gentleman.
March 30, 2014
I extend my deepest sympathy. May the Almighty God & Jesus Christ give you peace and comfort during this troublesome time
March 30, 2014
What an amazing story. May God be with his family. Joshua 1:5
March 30, 2014
Several years ago, after reading P.O.W. by John Hubbell, I contacted Jeremiah Denton to say thank you for all he had done for our country. He emailed me back and we became friends. My husband drove me 10 hours one day just to meet him in person. The hour that I spent with him was one of the best hours of my life. I loved Jeremiah Denton and will always remember him, he was my hero. My sympathy to his family.
March 30, 2014
Rest in heavenly peace, Admiral. You were a TRUE AMERICAN
March 30, 2014
I am saddened to hear of his passing. While in high school, I wore his name on a silver, POW bracelet. I was thrilled to see him exit the plane back in the U.S. upon his release. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family during this difficult time.
March 30, 2014
We all are the beneficiaries of his sacrifice for country. Men like him are a rare treasure and an inspiration to Americans. I mourn his passing. ME N.C.
March 30, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country and for your valor in the face of the enemy in Vietnam. We will not forget! May God's comfort and peace be with your family at this difficult time.
March 30, 2014
Jerry was our X.O. when I was in VA-75. He was a true gentleman. The world has lost a truly good man.
March 30, 2014
Mike,my thought and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you are well.
God go with you.

Bill Hogue
March 30, 2014
God Bless/RIP,to ALL who served,Thank YOU for your service,Admiral Denton,Fair winds and following seas"..and Semper Fi.
March 30, 2014
My sincere condolences to the Denton Family. We have lost an American Treasure. His strength and grace under fire is an inspiration to all of us. May Jeremiah Denton Rest in Peace.
March 30, 2014
You were a national treasure and many American lives were spared due to your ingenious message. RIP
March 30, 2014
A truly Great American who will forever be missed.
March 30, 2014
History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid-Eisenhower.May his family find comfort in these words.
March 30, 2014
God bless you shipmate
March 30, 2014
May God bless your family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. He was true American and I thank him for his bravery for our country. May God rest his soul and I thank him for serving our country to his fullest. He is an American hero to me. His trials are over and may he rest in peace.

In sincere Christian love,
RT, Alabama
March 30, 2014
Sorry for your lost. May you find comfort in God's word the Bible and the memories of Jeremiah. 2 Timothy 3:16
March 30, 2014
A true hero.To bad he did not stay in politics and become president.
March 30, 2014
Sports
March 30, 2014
Rest in peace Sir,your service to our country is greatly appreciated by this fellow vet.
March 30, 2014
I learned of Mr. Denton through a song written and recorded by Ray Boltz. I know God welcomed him home.
March 30, 2014
I will always remember him as the first POW getting off the plane and getting on his knees kissing the ground. Great man!
March 30, 2014
A true American and courageous man. America's best. Thank you.
March 30, 2014
Sorry for your loss. Psalm 65:2
March 30, 2014
May God bless Jeremiah Denton, May you walk with God in peace in Heaven. A true American Hero and Patriot.
March 30, 2014
To the Denton family I'm very sorry for your loss,please take solace from God's comforting word found at Acts24:15.
March 30, 2014
Fair winds and following seas, Sir. God
Bless you and condolences to your family.
March 30, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country. You are the epitome of a true American hero. May God rest your soul.
March 30, 2014
Thank You for your Service and Love for our County
March 30, 2014
Thank you, Sir, for giving God & country your all. You are happy with Jesus now, I am sure! Sympathy & blessings to your family.
March 30, 2014
What an incredible person in so many ways. His determination and strength is rarely matched. He will forever live on in our thoughts and remain an icon to what being a patriot truly means.
My admiration and respect always.
March 29, 2014
God bless and keep you all in your time of sorrow.
March 29, 2014
Blessings to you and all who served. There ARE those who endlessly admire and appreciate for sacrifices you made. And to those who didn't return.
March 29, 2014
If there were ever an American hero it is Jeremiah Denton. Thank You from a grateful nation!
March 29, 2014
Rest in peace shipmate, for peace is the desire of every patriot. The Golden Gates of heaven will be lined with your shipmates to pipe you aboard.
March 29, 2014
Rest in Peace Braveheart. I cherish your Courage, Honor, and Faith. Your Struggles in life are over. Enter now into the Joy of the Lord, and THANK you for your Kindness. Prayers for Leo, and the rest of your family.
God bless and keep you Jerry.
Love, Diane & Marjie Provan
March 29, 2014
Dear Denton Family:

Jeremiah Denton was a true professional.His leadership at the "Hanoi Hilton" was just one example he showed to us young ones.Rest in peace.

You will be always remembered in my prayers.
March 29, 2014
Admiral Denton will surely be missed. He was a great man and has a great family.Will keep the family in our prayers. Love Dean and Vickey Rodgers.
March 29, 2014
A True American Hero ._. .. ._ _.
March 29, 2014
Soon death will be no more.
March 29, 2014
Fair winds and following seas sailor.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
March 29, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 29, 2014
Dear Denton family, may the power of God's loving comfort strengthen you to endure this time of deep sorrow. Please accept my sincere condolences.
March 29, 2014
Peace....
March 29, 2014
Wishing the Denton family our sincere sympathy. We are forever in debt to Admiral Denton for his service, sacrifice and love of country! God Bless him.
March 29, 2014
May the Great God of Comfort be with the Denton family and friends as they grieve.
March 29, 2014
I write this with tears in my eyes because our country has lost a true patriotic hero. Rest in the arms of the Lord, Dear one.
March 29, 2014
Dear Denton family, please accept my condolences for your loss, may you all find comfort by drawing close to God. James 4:8
March 29, 2014
We wore his POW bracelet during his time as a prisoner and watched on TV his return. He was a brave man. God bless his family.
March 29, 2014
To the Denton family, I personally morn your father's passing for many reasons. One huge reason, is because he was the epitome of courage, and integrity. Jeremiah Denton was a person who vigorously supported his country and its way of life. His "values" and “love” for his country was indescribable. I remember my mother and I watching him walking out of the airplane after he had been released as a POW. All we could do was cry tears of joy, knowing he would soon be with his wonderful family. As you all know, your father defined “patriotism”.........From a distance, he taught me more then I have ever divulged. His book, WHEN HELL WAS IN SESSION became my personal Bible. And yes, that's a long story. His passing, in my opinion, means we have lost a piece of America! My mother was honored to have been with part of your family during extraordinarily rugged/tough/emotional times. I am sending prayers to the Denton family. God Bless Jeremiah Denton. Sincerely, Jackie Trudel-Lane
March 29, 2014
I am humbled to read this gentleman's obituary and integrity as a human being. We are not great because of experiences but because of what is "in the man".
Thank you for his service and his endurance. 7 1/2 years is just beyond my comprehension. My deepest sympathy to your family for your great loss.
March 29, 2014
A true American "Hero", may he now know eternal peace. God Bless you my brother.
March 29, 2014
Jeremiah Denton...a name that I learned a long time ago, a name that represents heroism, duty, honor, and country. Not many men could do what he did for his comrades held as Prisoners of War (POW's). He was loyal to his subordinates, his country, but most of all he kept his faith and was loyal to himself. America owes a bit of gratitude to him that cannot and will not ever be repaid. No serviceman or servicewoman from any country should ever be treated and abused in the manner in which the North Vietnamese endured on our troops. God Bless You sir...God loves you.
March 29, 2014
A true american hero who served with honor. God bless you and you faimly, bob schrepfer
March 29, 2014
A true American Hero.


Jim RVN 70-71
March 29, 2014
A true American hero in every sense of the word A great AMERICAN!!!!
March 29, 2014
A true American hero! My sympathies for the Denton Family. What an amazing man!
March 29, 2014
We send our condolences and prayers for the family and friends of Mr. Denton.

R.I.P. Your service is done here. You were a HERO many times over as a soldier, politician, family man, friend, and follower of the Lord.

Thank you from Selinsgrove, PA
March 29, 2014
SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS,BUT THE BIBLE GIVE'S US HOPE..ISA.66:13"LIKE A MAN WHOM HIS OWN MOTHER KEEPS COMFORTING,SO I MYSELF SHALL KEEP COMFORTING YOU PEOPLE..".....DJ
March 29, 2014
May the family of Jeremiah find in encouragement in knowing that all of you can trust in the God all comfort (1 Cor. 1:3).
March 29, 2014
May God Bless this wonderful man. What a patriot and a leader!! He WILL NOT be forgotten.
March 29, 2014
For his bravery and his love of country and family. May be rest in Peace.
March 29, 2014
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
March 29, 2014
I had the highest regard for Admiral Denton for his patriotism and his stand for morality. It was an honor to be part of the organization Coalition For Decency in its infancy.
March 29, 2014
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
March 29, 2014
What a wonderful man.Know one will ever know the pain and torture this man went thru. Rest in Peace dear man you will suffer no more. May God bless your family.
March 29, 2014
To the Family of Mr.Jeremiah Denton,
I am very sorry for your loss.
May the God of all comfort give you
the strength you need at this difficult time.
2 Cornithians 1:3,4
March 29, 2014
My deepest condolences to the family.May you rely on God's word to bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time because He cares for you 1 pet 5:6,7
March 29, 2014
Please accept my sympathy for loss. During this time, may all be comforted by the wonderful promise:: " And he will wipe out ever tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
March 29, 2014
My condolences to a Real American Hero. Thank you for your service.
March 29, 2014
A true hero. Fair winds and following seas; Fly Navy!
March 29, 2014
God Bless .... Thank you
March 29, 2014
Thank you dear Sir for your service to our country.I cannot even imagine what you went through for all those years. You are a true American Hero.May you now find peace & comfort with you comrades in arms.
A grateful American
March 28, 2014
My deepest sympathies to the Denton family. You have lost a dear family member and America has lost a great patriot and friend.
March 28, 2014
Thank you for your Service as a Naval Aviator and as a Member of Congress. I'm proud to have served while you were serving. May your family have Fair Winds and Following Seas.
Lacy R Bethea, Hr, GySgt USMC Retired.
March 28, 2014
To a true American patriot and hero - God bless you. Thank you for your service. Condolences to your family who must be so very proud of you -- as we all are. Rest in peace.
March 28, 2014
Deepest condolences to an American Hero and patriot. Thank you Sir for your service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

.-. .. .--.


Joe and Paula Allen (Panama City Beach, FL)
March 28, 2014
Our thoughts & prayers are with the Denton Family. My parents were stationed with Mr. & Mrs. Denton years ago and I remember him. My sister & I had the POW bracelets back in the 70's and requested his name on ours. Please accept our sincere condolences.
March 28, 2014
March 28, 2014
We lost another hero and great American. My thoughts and prayers are with the Denton family. God Bless You and rest in peace Admiral Denton.
March 28, 2014
Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Jeremiah. Remembering one of the few joyful events from the Vietnam War was that some of the POW's made it safely home. Having another great American, Jeremiah Denton, come home gave us all hope. And now, once again I believe he is home.
March 28, 2014
A true patriot and hero, as well as a humble gentleman. An inspiration for all!
March 28, 2014
A true American Hero!! RIP - Rear Admiral Denton.
March 28, 2014
A true hero, my prayers forever.
March 28, 2014
I am so very sorry for your loss.
March 28, 2014
God Bless him for his service to our country. May he rest in peace.
March 28, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to the Denton family during your time of sorrow. May the joyous memories shared with Mr. Denton as well as his many accomplishments as a husband, a father, a soldier, and a politician comfort you in abundance according to your need. Anyone who has lived so long should be valued. Anyone who has sacrificed himself in service to keep others safe should be appreciated. I am sure that Admiral Denton, a Vietnam Veteran, looked forward to the time when "Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore." (Isaiah 2:4) Remembering Jeremiah Denton, Jr., with great admiration and unyielding respect!
March 28, 2014
Rest in Peace
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