Captured by Alvin Townley shares what Air Force Aviator Jerry Denton went through after being taken prisoner in 1965, Vietnam.
Along with his fellow officers, he helps prisoners remember they are military men not criminals as the Vietnamese say.
They instead stress holding on to their honor as well as telling them they will return home together alive or dead.
And, through, prayer, using taps against prison walls, notes hidden in the latrine and sheer will; they do so against all odds.
Also, Townley shares details of the torture prisoners went through but does it in a way that does not overwhelm the reader.
Captured is a great read and so is Heath Hardage Lee’s The League of Wives .
The US government wanted Jane Denton and other military wives to remain quite and not to talk to the press. However, this stance does not last and these brave wives took matters into their own hands.
Through tours to other countries, meetings with ambassadors, Congressmen, and more to not only to free POWs but also to find as many of those missing in action as possible.