When everything you hold dear is suddenly stripped away,
Where do you turn?
In 1965, USAF COL Thomas "Jerry" Curtis's rescue helicopter was shot down over North Vietnam. He was immediately captured and spent the better part of 7 1/2 years confined in filthy cells throughout the notorious Hanoi prison camps. Thousands of miles from home and unable to communicate with his wife and children, Jerry endured months of solitary confinement, suffocating heat, freezing cold, grueling physical and psychological torture, constant hunger, and unimaginable mental distress. Yet, time and again, the Light that darkness cannot overcome became his beacon of hope, reminding him that no matter how dire the circumstances, there are some things that can never be taken away.
Now, for the first time in print, Jerry shares the full story of his 2,703 days in captivity and what he learned about Faith, Hope, and the indomitable power of the human spirit.