Retired officer and fighter pilot in the U.S. Atmosphere Force, who later on became Republican person in the U.S. Home of Reps from Tx in 1991. His autobiography, Captive Warriors, recounts his encounter like a prisoner of battle in Vietnam fro seven years. He previously a 29-yr career using the U.S. Atmosphere Push and fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was an ardent traditional who was simply known for getting the most traditional voting record inside your home for three consecutive years. He offers three children along with his wife, Shirley L. Melton. He and 2008 presidential applicant John McCain are both Vietnam-era P.O.W.s.