Bruce Henderson: "Hero Found"

Colonel Eugene Deatrick (USAF) and Lieutenant Dieter Dengler (USN) at Miramar Naval Air Station in 1968. - USN photo courtesy of Eugene Deatrick via  Wikimedia Commons

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

USN photo courtesy of Eugene Deatrick via Wikimedia Commons

Bruce Henderson: "Hero Found"

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.

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.

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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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