A hero returns home


Navy Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale (upper right) returns home in 1973 after more than seven years of captivity in North Vietnam. Stockdale (then a captain) was tortured and endured four years of solitary confinement at the hands of his captors. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for “his willingness to give up his life rather than capitulate.”

National Archives, General Records of the Department of the Navy