I was just a boy when I witnessed that man step off of the plane when he was released. There are men who are built of stern stuff and who have solid character and an iron will. Admiral Denton was one of those men. When people say that they don't make them like that any more, they are referring to men like him. He was one hell of a man.If you are interested in what these men lived through and how they coped, I recommend the book "Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot" by Admiral James Bond Stockdale. It isn't pleasant reading, but it does highlight just how special these men are.
WS- thank you for the excellent recommendation -I'll look for it --
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