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Tap Code
Tap Code
by Carlyle Smitty Harris


 
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New York, NY: Zondervan (pub: November 5, 2019)

First edition. Signed.

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A true and previously untold story of an American hero-a POW in Vietnam who changed countless lives by secretly spreading a long-unused military "tap" code into the infamous Hoa Lo prison camp, sharing the love of God with every tap.

When Air Force pilot Captain Carlyle "Smitty" Harris was shot down over Vietnam on April 4, 1965, he had no idea what horrors awaited him in the infamous Hoa Lo prison-nicknamed "Hanoi Hilton." For the next eight years, Smitty and hundreds of other American POWs-including John McCain and George "Bud" Day-suffered torture, solitary confinement, and abuse.

Their dignity was taken, their wills were challenged, and their bodies were bruised and battered. Each day they became more and more broken and defeated, the fight becoming harder and harder to endure.

Unsure how they'd make it through, they almost lost hope. Until one day there was a tap, tap, tap on the wall of one of the cells. It was Smitty, using an old, long-unused World War II communication code to encourage his fellow soldiers.

Simple and effective, the Tap Code helped hundreds of soldiers regain the will to survive their long internment and, ultimately, changed the course of the war. This is that story.

CARLYLE "SMITTY" HARRIS is an ex-Vietnam POW, who rose to the rank of Air Force Colonel. He received many decorations during his Air Force career, including two Silver Stars, three Legion of Merits, the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Purple Hearts, and the Eagle Award through the Gathering of Eagles Foundation. His tin cup from his days as a POW is now in the Smithsonian. He lives with his wife, Louise, and is surrounded by his large family in Tupelo, Mississippi.

SARA W. BERRY is an award-winning author, publisher, and teacher, and is the founder and CEO of Integrity Time, a character-building educational company. Sara is married to Dr. Mont Berry, and is mother to seven children and three children in-law. She lives in Tupelo, Mississippi. sarawberry.com

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