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Tennessee patriot, pilot and poet

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Abstract

One of the more outstanding candidates was a man who later endured six years in a hellish POW camp in Vietnam and then rose to the rank of vice admiral in the U.S. Navy. Illness resulting from his years as a prisoner forced his premature retirement, and precluded him from achieving four-star ranking, and perhaps the job of Chief of Naval Operations. While held in captivity, Bill Lawrence composed a poem about his beloved home state in order to occupy his mind, and in 1973 this became the official state poem of Tennessee.

Keywords

Test Pilot Central Intelligence Agency Marine Corps Naval Academy Photo Courtesy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bonnet BayAustralia

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