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Prisoners of Vietnam War •  This is the Hanoi Prison where most of the American Prisoners of War were kept.

Prisoners of Vietnam War • This is the Hanoi Prison where most of the American Prisoners of War were kept.

Adm. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., who survived nearly eight years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam and alerted the U.S. military to conditions there when he blinked the word "torture" in Morse code during a television interview, has died. He was 89.

Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., Vietnam POW and former U.S. senator, dies at 89

Adm. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., who survived nearly eight years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam and alerted the U.S. military to conditions there when he blinked the word "torture" in Morse code during a television interview, has died. He was 89.

Facts about Hanoi Hilton

12 Inhumanely Savage Torture Methods Used In The Hoa Loa Vietnamese War Prison

Facts about Hanoi Hilton

An U.S. Air Force F-105 fighter-bomber is shot down.  The pilot ejects and opens  his parachute.   This photo was taken by North Vietnamese photograper Mai Nam on September 1966 near Vinh Phuc, north of Hanoi. The pilot was taken hostage and held in a Hanoi prison from 1966 to 1973. (AP  Photo/Pioneer Newspaper/Mai Nam).

An U.S. Air Force F-105 fighter-bomber is shot down. The pilot ejects and opens his parachute. This photo was taken by North Vietnamese photograper Mai Nam on September 1966 near Vinh Phuc, north of Hanoi. The pilot was taken hostage and held in a Hanoi prison from 1966 to 1973. (AP Photo/Pioneer Newspaper/Mai Nam).

"In 1968 Catherine Leroy, one of the first female combat photographers of the Vietnam War era, surprised her North Vietnamese captors by photographing and interviewing them when they returned her cameras as they released her from detention. The photograph ended up on the cover of Life magazine."

Cathrine Leroy Female Combat Photographer

"In 1968 Catherine Leroy, one of the first female combat photographers of the Vietnam War era, surprised her North Vietnamese captors by photographing and interviewing them when they returned her cameras as they released her from detention. The photograph ended up on the cover of Life magazine."

Former Vietnam Prisoners of War cheer as their aircraft takes off for home in February 1973. "Operation Homecoming"

Former Vietnam Prisoners of War cheer as their aircraft takes off for home in February 1973. "Operation Homecoming"

TO THE POINT - Jane Fonda speaks at anti-Vietnam War rally - 1970

TO THE POINT - Jane Fonda speaks at anti-Vietnam War rally - 1970

1966. On a bombing raid over North Vietnam, Air Force Captain Pete Peterson was shot down and captured by Vietnamese militia. The next six-and-a-half years of his life were characterized by isolation, torture, and interrogation.    Ambassador Peterson recounts his experiences as a prisoner of war (POW) and how he and other prisoners managed to survive.

1966. On a bombing raid over North Vietnam, Air Force Captain Pete Peterson was shot down and captured by Vietnamese militia. The next six-and-a-half years of his life were characterized by isolation, torture, and interrogation. Ambassador Peterson recounts his experiences as a prisoner of war (POW) and how he and other prisoners managed to survive.

US Air Force POW being held captive by a young North Vietnamese girl

Photographs from the Vietnam War

US Air Force POW being held captive by a young North Vietnamese girl

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