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CAPTAIN CHARLIE PLUMB
Former Navy Fighter Pilot - P.O.W.
One of Today's Top 10 Professional Speakers
"POW Turned Motivational Speaker Credits
Attitude as the Secret to Survival"
Captain Charlie Plumb
graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis and went on to fly the F-4 Phantom
jet on 74 successful combat missions over North Vietnam. On his 75th mission,
with only five days before he was to return home, Plumb was shot down, captured,
tortured, and imprisoned in an 8 foot x 8 foot cell. He spent the next 2,103
days as a Prisoner Of War in communist prison camps.
During his nearly six years of captivity, Charlie Plumb distinguished himself
among his fellow prisoners as a professional in underground communications, and
served for two of those years as the Chaplain in his camp.
Since his return home, more than 4,000 audiences in nearly every industry have
been spellbound as Captain Charlie Plumb draws parallels between his P.O.W.
experience and the challenges of everyday life. He has shared his
message to an even wider public through appearances on Good Morning
America, Nightline, Larry King Live, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
One of the most sought-after achievement speakers of his time, Charlie
Plumbs presentations are as he is, sincere, straightforward, humorous,
and tailored to motivate each specific audience he encounters. His
insights on how to cope with the difficulties as well as the
opportunities in life have a positive impact on those who hear his
message, those who read his books, and those who come to know him as a
Captain Plumb's Military honors include two Purple Hearts, the Legion of
Merit, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the P.O.W. Medal.