Air Force pilot Captain Carlyle "Smitty" Harris was shot down over Vietnam on April 4, 1965, and taken to the infamous Hoa Lo prisonnicknamed the "Hanoi Hilton." For the next eight years, Smitty and hundreds of other American POWsincluding John Mc Cain and George "Bud" Daysuffered torture, solitary confinement, and abuse.
It was there Smitty covertly taught the Tap Codean old, long-unused World War II method of communicationto many POWs. In turn, they taught others, and it quickly became a way for POWs to communicate without their captors' knowledge. It was a lifeline during their internmenta way to boost morale, stay unified, and communicate the chain of commandas well as an asset in helping them prevail over a brutal enemy.
Back home, meanwhile, Harris's wife, Louise, raised their three children alone, unsure of her husband's fate. One of the first POW wives of the Vietnam War, she became a role model for many wives, advocating for herself and her children in her husband's absence.
Told through both Smitty's and Louise's voices, Tap Code shares a riveting true story of ingenuity under pressure, strength and dignity in the face of the enemy, the love of family, and the hope, faith, and resolve necessary to endure even the darkest circumstances.
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About the Author
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