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 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.

"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 of…

"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 of…

The Official Site for Admiral James Stockdale

The Official Site for Admiral James Stockdale

"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.

"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.

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 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.

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

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

"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

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

4 Sep 1969 - James Stockdale would earn the MOH on this day 46 years ago while a POW in North Vietnam for over seven years.

4 Sep 1969 - James Stockdale would earn the MOH on this day 46 years ago while a POW in North Vietnam for over seven years.

Vice Admiral James Stockdale talks with a reporter at the Republican National Convention.

Vice Admiral James Stockdale talks with a reporter at the Republican National Convention.

(MOH recipient James Stockdale's homecoming after 8 years in captivity)

Today in 1973: The Vietnam War cease-fire went into effect (20 photos & video)

(MOH recipient James Stockdale's homecoming after 8 years in captivity)

July 5th, 2005 - James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral, died at 81.  Stockdale retired to Coronado, California, as he slowly succumbed to Alzheimer's disease. He died from the illness in 2005. Stockdale's funeral service was held at the Naval Academy Chapel and he was buried at the United States Naval Academy Cemetery.

July 5th, 2005 - James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral, died at 81. Stockdale retired to Coronado, California, as he slowly succumbed to Alzheimer's disease. He died from the illness in 2005. Stockdale's funeral service was held at the Naval Academy Chapel and he was buried at the United States Naval Academy Cemetery.

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

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

George Robinson of Carnaby Hall, Yorkshire, England, Sheep Breeder. Father of Elizabeth who married James Stockdale in Kirkburn, lived Blue Gum Flats, NSW, Australia.

George Robinson of Carnaby Hall, Yorkshire, England, Sheep Breeder. Father of Elizabeth who married James Stockdale in Kirkburn, lived Blue Gum Flats, NSW, Australia.

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