James Stockdale

1923 - 2005

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James Bond "Jim" Stockdale (December 23, 1923 – July 5, 2005) was a United States Navy vice admiral and aviator, awarded the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, during which he was a prisoner of war for over seven years. Stockdale was the most senior naval officer held captive in Hanoi, North Vietnam. He had led aerial attacks from the carrier USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) during the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Stockdale has received more than 1,549,994 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. James Stockdale is the 1,374th most popular military personnel, the 7,107th most popular biography from United States and the 111th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, James Stockdale ranks 1,374 out of 1,466Before him are John Bell Hood, Malik Ambar, John Sedgwick, Antonio Luna, Nathan Hale, and Stanley A. McChrystal. After him are Frank Buckles, John André, Dudley Pound, Oliver Leese, William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, and Arnold Jackson.

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Among people born in 1923, James Stockdale ranks 306Before him are Roy Dotrice, Walter Jens, Juan Acuña, Willem Slijkhuis, Armand Borel, and Cesare Rubini. After him are The Fabulous Moolah, Doc Watson, Ralph Giordano, Jorge Daponte, Eric Sykes, and Ivor Bueb. Among people deceased in 2005, James Stockdale ranks 229Before him are José Azcona del Hoyo, Richard Burns, Mario Luzi, John Ostrom, Derek Bailey, and Brock Peters. After him are Bruno Manser, György Sándor, Ernest Lehman, Richard Doll, Robin Cook, and Nirmal Verma.

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Among people born in United States, James Stockdale ranks 7,107 out of 15,968Before him are H. R. Haldeman (1926), Kitty Winn (1944), Ted Schroeder (1921), Doug Liman (1965), Barbara Bonney (1956), and Red Mitchell (1927). After him are Wilford Woodruff (1807), David Blatt (1959), Miles Teller (1987), Bebe Daniels (1901), Rob Kardashian (1987), and Christopher Guest (1948).


Among military personnels born in United States, James Stockdale ranks 111Before him are Oliver Hazard Perry (1785), Richard Marcinko (1940), John Bell Hood (1831), John Sedgwick (1813), Nathan Hale (1755), and Stanley A. McChrystal (1954). After him are Frank Buckles (1901), Christy Mathewson (1880), James Joseph Dresnok (1941), Henry Halleck (1815), Peter Pace (1945), and A. P. Hill (1825).