Vice Adm. Edward Martin, 83, Vietnam POW

Edward Martin wound up in the hands of the North Vietnamese much the way Sen. John McCain and Vice Adm. James Stockdale did — the Navy commander’s A-4 Skyhawk was hit by enemy fire during a bombing mission and downed just southeast of Hanoi.

And like McCain and Stockdale, his cell mates during the nearly six years he was confined and tortured at the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison, the Annapolis graduate persevered.

Vice Adm. Martin, who took a fall in his home Dec. 23, died of complications from a head injury that day in a San Diego hospital. He was 83.

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