Colonel Eugene Deatrick (USAF) and Lieutenant Dieter Dengler (USN) at Miramar Naval Air Station in 1968.

Colonel Eugene Deatrick (USAF) and Lieutenant Dieter Dengler (USN) at Miramar Naval Air Station in 1968.

The story of Dieter Dengler, the U.S. Navy pilot who led a mass escape from a POW camp deep within Laos, becoming the longest-held American to escape captivity during the Vietnam War.


  • Bruce Henderson Author of twenty nonfiction books, including the number one "New York Times" bestseller "And the Sea Will Tell" and "Down to the Sea: An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II." He served as a U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet weatherman from 1965 to 1967.

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