James Woods is Vietnam Veteran Vice Admiral James Stockdale


This Veteran's Day, TheArchive is proud to present In Love and Warthe true story of Vice Admiral James Stockdale (James Woods who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance), a high-ranking naval officer with the distinction of being the longest held POW in Vietnam; and his wife Sybil Stockdale (Jane Alexander) co-founder of the National League of Families, a nonprofit organization that worked on behalf of American Vietnam-era Missing in Action and Prisoner of War Families.

Shot down during his third tour, he was held as a prisoner of war in Hanoi for over seven years, tortured 15 times, put in leg irons for two years, and in solitary for four. Stockdale was the only three-star officer in the Navy history to receive aviator wings and the Medal of Honor. He also had two Purple Hearts. 

In addition to being a highly regarded war hero, he was later known for being Ross Perot's running mate. 

The screenplay was based on the book In Love and War: The Story of a Family's Ordeal and Sacrifice During the Vietnam Years, which was written by the Stockdales.

We honor Vice Admiral James Stockdale's service and all veterans who fought for our country to provide us the freedom we enjoy today.

Thank you for your service.

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