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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today released the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Senator Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr., who was held as a POW in North Vietnam for nearly eight years:

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing today of my friend and mentor, retired Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton, Jr. As a senior ranking officer in prison, Admiral Denton’s leadership inspired us to persevere, and to resist our captors, in ways we never would have on our own. He endured unspeakable pain and suffering because of his steadfast adherence to our code of conduct. Throughout his seven years and seven months in prison, and for his decades in public life after he was released, Admiral Denton exemplified our POW slogan: ‘Home with honor.’ My thoughts and prayers are with Admiral Denton’s family as our nation bids farewell to this true American hero.”