Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale (December 23, 1923 – July 5, 2005) was one of the most highly decorated officers in the history of the United States Navy.  He was also well versed in Philosophy.

Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale (December 1923 – July was one of the most highly decorated officers in the history of the United States Navy. He was also well versed in Philosophy.

"This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."  Admiral James Stockdale. He was a TRULY brave man! Stockdale was held as a prisoner of war in the Hoa Lo prison for the  seven and one-half years.

He was a TRULY brave man! Stockdale was held as a prisoner of war in the Hoa Lo prison for seven and one-half years.

Stockdale retired to Coronado, California, as he slowly succumbed to Alzheimer's disease.[18] He died from the illness on July 5, 2005. Stockdale's funeral service was held at the Naval Academy Chapel and he was buried at the United States Naval Academy Cemetery.

Stockdale retired to Coronado, California, as he slowly succumbed to Alzheimer's He died from the illness on July Stockdale's funeral service was held at the Naval Academy Chapel and he was buried at the United States Naval Academy Cemetery.

"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end -- which you can never afford to lose -- with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be"   James Stockdale wrote this. He was held for 71/2 years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam in a 3 x 9 foot cage. He was awarded 26 personal combat medals, including the Medal of Honor and four Silver Stars.  His memory of college classes in Stoic philosophy help him cope as a prisoner

"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end -- which you can never afford to lose -- with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be" James Stockdale wrote this. He was held for 71/2 years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam in a 3 x 9 foot cage. He was awarded 26 personal combat medals, including the Medal of Honor and four Silver Stars. His memory of college classes in Stoic philosophy help him cope as a prisoner

President Gerald Ford presents the Medal of Honor to Stockdale at the White House on March 4, 1976.

Article claiming MIA POW flag is racist an easy favorite for dumbest thing ever written

Just saw Dennis Miller on O'Reilly....said he ''turned" Conservative when the liberals started making fun of James Stockdale....The Official Site for Admiral James Stockdale

Just saw Dennis Miller on O'Reilly....said he ''turned" Conservative when the liberals started making fun of James Stockdale....The Official Site for Admiral James Stockdale

Propagation of Cycas revoluta: The King Sago Palm - James Stockdale e-Portfolio

Propagation of Cycas revoluta: The King Sago Palm - James Stockdale e-Portfolio

Assistant Special Agent in Charge James Collins suffered a fatal heart attack while serving as the protective detail leader for Vice Presidential candidate James Stockdale.

Assistant Special Agent in Charge James Collins suffered a fatal heart attack while serving as the protective detail leader for Vice Presidential candidate James Stockdale.

Hoa Loa Prison (known as Hanoi Hilton) was a French prison that was used by the North Vietnamese government to hold American prisoners during the Vietnam War.  Reports from prisoners say Vietnamese jailers used torture, starvation, and murder to subdue them.  Notable figures that spent time there: US Senator John McCain, US VP candidate James Stockdale and decorated USAF pilot Bud Day.  Today, this prison serves as a hotel under the name Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel.

Hoa Loa Prison (known as Hanoi Hilton) was a French prison that was used by the…

TogetherWeServed - SP 5 Melvin James Stockdale

My cousin, Lance Corporal Russell Cyzick. Killed in the bombing of Beirut Lebanon

Andrew James Stockdale (born 20 July 1976) is an Australian hard rock musician, he is the lead singer, lead guitarist and the only mainstay member of the rock band, Wolfmother which formed in 2000. In 2007, alongside his Wolfmother band mates, he won 'Songwriter of the Year' at the APRA Awards. Aside from his work with Wolfmother, Stockdale was featured on the 2010 single, "By the Sword", by United States based musician Slash.

Andrew Stockdale is an Australian hard rock musician, he is the lead singer, lead guitarist and the only mainstay member of the rock band, Wolfmother which formed in

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