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Jeremiah Denton dies at 89; POW who blinked 'torture' in Morse code
Jeremiah Denton dies at 89; POW who blinked 'torture' in Morse code

Jeremiah Denton, the downed Navy pilot who was paraded before television cameras by the Viet Cong and confirmed U.S. suspicions of prisoner maltreatment during the Vietnam War by blinking out the word "torture" in Morse code, has died. He was 89. Denton, a former U.S. senator from Alabama, died Friday in Virginia Beach, Va. He had been in failing health for several years, a grandson, Edward Denton, said in confirming his death to the Associated Press. From 1965 to 1973, Denton was held at the "Hanoi Hilton" and several other infamous Vietnamese prisons. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Jeremiah Denton: An obituary in the March 29 LATExtra section for Jeremiah...

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