Beyond Survival Buiding
On The Hard Times A Powâ€™s Inspiring Story
GERALD â€œJERRYâ€ COFFEE IS A HIGHLY DECORATED U.S. NAVY CAPTAIN (RET.)
U. S. Navy (retired) Captain Gerald Coffee flew low-level reconnaissance missions over Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis, which provided photographic proof of Soviet nuclear-tipped missiles, turning the tide of the dangerous Soviet â€“ U.S. standoff. During the Vietnam War, Jerry was flying a combat mission off the USS Kittyhawk when he was shot down by North Vietnamese anti-aircraft guns. Immediately captured, he was held prisoner for over 7 years in the infamous â€˜Hanoi Hiltonâ€™ communist prison where torture and solitary confinement were routine. His book, Beyond Survival, describes his experiences in gritty detail and his keynote talk has inspired thousands worldwide with a message of hope, faith, courage, and honor.