Lee Ellis will never forget Nov. 7, 1967. That’s the day when, as a 24-year old USAF fighter pilot on a mission over North Vietnam, his plane was shot down. Nor will he forget the years he spent in captivity as a prisoner of war. Quite the opposite. Now, more than 40 years later, Ellis talks about his story of survival in POW camps–and the lessons he learned along the way–with audiences nationwide while promoting hisbook, “Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton".
Navy Wounded Warrior Shines in Adaptive Sports: Retired Navy Aviation Electricians Mate Steven Davis rolls through basketball practice for the Navy's Warrior Games basketball team at State College, Pa. (U.S. Navy photo by EJ Hersom/Released)
Retired Lt. Gen. Lawrence F. Snowden pays respect by bowing to the official Japanese party prior to giving his speech during the 67th Iwo Jima Reunion of Honor ceremony. The Battle of Iwo Jima lasted for 36 days and resulted in nearly 30,000 lives lost from both nations. This ceremony gave both countries the opportunity to honor the service members who lost their lives 67 years ago. (DVIDS photo by Cpl. Justin Wheeler. Used with permission.)