U.S. Navy Admiral James Stockdale was Commander James Stockdale in 1966 when he was taken prisoner by the North Vietnamese.
He was held as a POW for the next eight years.
How did he do it? How did he survive?
I had a few minutes to talk with him in 1983.
In later years James Stockdale served as president of the Naval War College, president of The Citadel, and candidate for Vice President of the United States 1992, as independent Riss Perpt’s running mate