More information about the book is on that site. During his years of captivity in camps north of Saigon, Cook set an example difficult to emulate by his fellow POWs. Rather than negotiate for his own release or better treatment, he steadfastly frustrated attempts by the Viet Cong to break his indomitable spirit, and passed this same resolve on to the men whose well-being he so closely associated himself. Air Force Colonel Norman Gaddis, upon his return from captivity, described the impossible task of adhering to the Code of Conduct. Reports indicate Cook died in captivity after he succumbed to malaria on Dec. Laurette Cook, widow of the ship's namesake, is the ship's sponsor. It may be ordered from McFarland's website at www.
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