When Hell Was in Session Author:Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr This book tells the story of a Vietnam War POW, 1965-1973. — A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Jeremiah A. Denton served on ships, in many types of aircraft, and as a staff officer during his Navy career. He also served as test pilot, flight instructor, squadron leader and student at the Armed Forces Staff College and Naval War Colle... more »ge, where he received the President's Award for the most outstanding Master's Thesis.
In June 1965 he began flying combat missions in Vietnam. On July 18, he was shot down during an attack on enemy installations near Thanh Hoa, and spent the next seven and a half years in several North Vietnamese prisoner of war camps. He was released in 1973.
After retiring from active service with the rank of Rear Admiral, Jerry Denton became active in public affairs, and in 1980 was elected to the United States Senate from Alabama and subsequently served on the Judiciary Committee, the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, and the Armed Services Committee. In 1981 he became Chairman of the Board of United Families of America.
This book focuses solely on Denton's experiences as a POW.« less