Vice Adm. (ret.) James B. Stockdale, recipient of the Medal of Honor, U.S. naval aviator, prisoner of war, teacher and vice presidential candidate, died July 5 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81. Stockdale graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1947. His aircraft was shot down over North Vietnam in 1965 and he was captured while serving as commanding officer of Carrier Air Group Sixteen on board the USS Oriskany. During his seven-plus years of imprisonment, Stockdale ...


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