Archives for July 6, 2005

VADM Stockdale dies at 81

America loses a true Hero: Perot running mate Stockdale dies at 81 – Jul 5, 2005.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Retired Vice Adm. James Stockdale, a former prisoner of war and Ross Perot’s running mate for president in 1992, died Tuesday at 81, the Navy announced.

Stockdale received the Medal of Honor for resisting his North Vietnamese captors.

I have read about his time as (I recall) the senior officer in the ‘Hanoi Hilton’, which didn’t have Bibles or catered meals.

Fair Winds and Following Seas, Admiral.