James Stockdale

#97013
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
23, 1923
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 5, 2005 (81)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
23, 1923
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 5, 2005 (81)

About

Decorated U.S. Navy officer and Vietnam War hero who was Ross Perot's presidential running mate in 1992.

Before Fame

He was shot down while on a combat mission over Vietnam and spent the next seven years as a Prisoner-of-War.

Trivia

He directed aerial attacks from the USS Ticonderoga during the Gulf of Tonkin Incident in 1964.

Family Life

He and his wife co-authored the memoir Love and War, which recounts Stockdale's experiences as a POW and his wife's leadership of the League of American Families of POWs and MIAs.

Associated With

Stockdale's unimpressive performance in the 1992 vice presidential debates was parodied by comedian Phil Hartman on an episode of Saturday Night Live.