Family shares memories of Jeremiah Denton

Jeremiah Denton

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — An Alabama senator and prisoner of war in Vietnam died this week in Virginia Beach.

Retired Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton was famous for blinking the word ‘torture’ in Morse code during a television interview, a secret message to military intelligence.

His place in history is a source of great pride for his family. They shared their memories with WAVY News 10 photojournalist Kenny Becker.

Denton was 89 years old.

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