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James Stockdale

James Stockdale

James Bond Stockdale was a United States Navy vice admiral and one of the most-highly decorated officers in the history of the U.S. Navy. Stockdale led aerial attacks from the carrier USS Ticonderoga during the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Incident. On his next deployment, while Commander of Carrier Air Wing 16 aboard the carrier USS Oriskany, he was shot down over enemy territory on September 9, 1965. Stockdale was the highest-ranking naval officer held as a prisoner ...

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