Charlie Plumb Biography

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 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 war prisons.

During his nearly six years of captivity, 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 4,500 audiences in nearly every industry have been spellbound as 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, Plumb's 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 friend.

Plumb's military honors include two Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the P.O.W. Medal.

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Charlie Plumb Videos

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Capt. Charlie Plumb's Parachute Packer Story - YouTube
"Freedom" Captain Charlie Plumb, USN on Vimeo

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Charlie Plumb is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Charlie Plumb for your event is $10,000 - $30,000. Charlie Plumb generally travels from Southern California, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Charlie Plumb for an upcoming event.

Charlie Plumb Videos

HOW TO ESCAPE FROM PRISON | Charlie Plumb ...
Capt. Charlie Plumb's Parachute Packer Story - YouTube
"Freedom" Captain Charlie Plumb, USN on Vimeo
Charlie Plumb POW - YouTube

Charlie Plumb News

  • Who Packs Your Parachute: A True Story About Charles Plumb

    Charles Plumb was a US Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent 6 years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience.

  • Former Prisoner of War Joins Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Honorary Advisory Board

    Boulder Crest Retreat for Military Veteran Wellness announces that Captain Charlie Plumb, U.S. Navy (retired), joins their honorary advisory board. Captain Plumb graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and went on to fly the F-4 Phantom jet on 74 successful combat missions over Vietnam. On his 75th mission, with only five days before he was to return home, Captain Plumb was shot down, captured, tortured, and imprisoned in an 8 x 8 foot cell, where he spent the next 2,103 days as a prisoner of war.

  • Navy captain's story of survival brings hopes to others

    One man's personal hell became a tool that he's used to help change the lives of countless others for decades. Over 42 years, in all 50 states and 23 foreign countries, retired U.S. Navy pilot Capt. Charlie Plumb has told the story of his time as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War to more than 5,000 audiences.

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