This section lists the various ways that we’re sharing the good news about Captured by Love and its important message of love and resilience.
Podcast Interview (The Mark Divine Show)
Colonel Lee Ellis, president of Leading with Honor, is a true leader with a remarkable story. A Vietnam War fighter pilot, Lee was shot down and endured over five years as a POW in the Hanoi system, emerging with resilience and strength. He seamlessly transitioned his experiences into leadership consultancy, sharing his insights through multiple impactful books. Lee’s riveting speeches, drawing from his captivating past, make him a highly sought-after speaker, leaving audiences inspired and transformed.
Radio Interview (Building Relationships with Dr Gary Chapman)
Captured By Love | Lee Ellis and Greg Godek – Stories of sacrifice, resilience and love. You’ll hear them on this Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. During the Vietnam War, American soldiers were held captive as POWs. Their stories show the power of real love in the midst of separation, hardship and danger. Don’t miss the inspiring stories you’ll encounter on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.
Listen to this podcast on the Moody Radio website.
Video Interview (Black Rifle Coffee Company)
Vietnam Pilot Shot Down and Captured, Surviving the Hanoi Hilton
“I was a POW in Vietnam 5 years, 4 months, and 2 weeks — 1,955 days. I get a lot of questions, ‘How did you guys do it?’ You have to be committed to your mission and your purpose.” — United States Air Force Colonel Lee Ellis. On Nov. 7, 1967, Ellis and his aircraft commander, Capt. Ken Fisher, received serious damage to their F-4C Phantom and both men had to eject and were captured on the ground by the Viet Cong. After two weeks of travel, they landed at the Hoa Loa Prison in Hanoi, Vietnam, infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton. Ellis was among the youngest of the Vietnam War POWs. This is his story.
News Article (AARP Magazine)
Vietnam POWs: From Hell to Happily Ever After
Podcast Interview (The Advantage of Adversity with Glenn Carver)
“I was shot down over Vietnam and spent 5 years as a POW” with (Ret) USAF Colonel Lee Ellis
Podcast Interview (Echoes of the Vietnam War)
A few years ago, Lee Ellis noticed that he and the other POWs who made it home from Vietnam were outperforming the general population in the area of romantic longevity. He looked into the reasons why that might be true, and then he published his findings in a book called “Captured by Love: Inspiring True Romance Stories from Vietnam POWs.” Please listen to this special podcast produced by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation (VVMF), and post your thoughts below, too.
Podcast Interview (The Two Mikes)
Today, the Two Mikes spoke with Colonel Lee Ellis (USAF Ret), who was a combat pilot in Vietnam, was shot down, and spent 5.5 years in captivity in North Vietnam, several of them in the Hanoi Hilton.
Book Award Announcement (The Best Book Awards)
The results of the 2023 Best Book Awards (BBA) have been announced.
Captured by Love: Inspiring True Romance Stories from Vietnam POWs by Lee Ellis and Greg Godek was awarded as a Finalist in the Military History Category. Read more about this award designation.
The Unique Personalities of the Vietnam POWs
Radio Interview (The Martha Zoller Show)
LISTEN: Former POW from Vietnam Lee Ellis talks about his book “Captured by Love”
Book Review (The VVA Veteran)
Captured by Love by Lee Ellis and Greg Godek
Here’s an excerpt from this review – “Captured by Love is not a sappy book. It’s a positive one filled with good and success; liberally laced with patriotism and faith in God. It deserves to be consumed slowly, savored for its positivity, and shared with the one you love.”
Podcast Interview (Passing the Torch Podcast)
Colonel Lee Ellis: Freeing You From Bonds That Make You Insecure
Podcast Interview (A Time for Healing)
True Romance and Love Stories from Vietnam War POW’s with Co-Author Lee Ellis
News Article (Goalcast)
Surviving Vietnam POWs Are Honored With a Banquet 50 Years After Being Set Free – And the Details Are Incredible
Podcast Interview (From Balloons to Drones)
Podcast Title – “The airplane just blew up into several pieces!” – Lee Ellis on the Romance Stories of POWs”
Radio Interview (Dr Dobson’s Family Talk)
Podcast Interview (Fieldcraft Survival with Mike Glover)
Episode 375: Lee’s Unbreakable Spirit | Prisoners of War
Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts (or listen on your favorite podcast provider such as Google, Spotify, etc.)
News Article (Dawson County News)
Local former Vietnam War POW shares his story to inspire others
News Video (CBS Mornings)
Vietnam veterans reunite with fellow POWs 50 years after coming home
50th Anniversary Video (Nixon Presidential Library)
50th Anniversary Video – Nixon Presidential Library
POWs Interview (Air University Library)
This special event will recognize the 50th anniversary of Operation Homecoming. In 1973, Operation Homecoming became the massive effort to return 591 American prisoners of war (POWs) held by North Vietnam following the Paris Peace Accords that ended U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Maxwell Air Force Base played a pivotal role in this historic event when they were selected to be one of only 10 Air Force bases to welcome the POWs home
News Article (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
News Interview (EAA AirVenture Today)
Return with Honor: Vietnam veteran Col. Ellis Speaks on POW, leadership lessons
Read the article (see pages 36 and 38)
News Interview (Scripps News)
Barbie Joins Other Films Who Have Upset Vietnam Over Using China Map. Watch Lee’s commentary based on his past experience.
2023 International Book Awards – FINALIST!
The results of the 2023 International Book Awards have been announced, and Captured by Love has been honored in the following categories:
Best Cover Design: Nonfiction – FINALIST
Best Interior Design – FINALIST
History: Military – FINALIST
Read the full results.
New Books Corner (Smoke Signals Newspaper)
New Books Corner – “Romance Stories from 20 Top Gun POWs”
Podcast Interview (Dr Carol’s Couch)
Dr. Carol’s Couch – CAPTURED BY LOVE: LOVE STORIES OF VIETNAM WAR POWS FROM ONE!
Podcast Interview (The Higher Gear CXO)
Leadership lessons from “Captured by Love: Inspiring True Romance Stories from Vietnam POWS”
Live TV Special (National Memorial Day Concert 2023)
I was honored to be a part of this National Memorial Day Concert in Washington D.C. It is an American tradition honoring the military service of our troops, veterans, wounded warriors, all those who have given their lives for our nation, and their families.
Led by co-hosts Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, they begin the Vietnam War portion of the program by sharing the story of Smitty and Louis Harris, one of my fellow POWs and his wife (their story is also featured in ‘Captured by Love’).
News Article (USA Today)
50 years since US combat troops pulled out of South Vietnam: Look back in photos
News Interview (NBC News)
Former Vietnam POWs reunite 50 years after their return to the U.S.
TV Interview (ABC World News Tonight)
Honoring brave U.S. servicemen for Memorial Day with David Muir
News Interview (CBS Pittsburgh)
In this edition of the Sunday Business Page, Jon Delano speaks with retired Air Force Colonel Lee Ellis.
Amazon Bestseller Status!
Captured by Love has received Bestseller Status in the Military Families and Survival Biographies & Memoirs categories
News Article (New York Post)
Vietnam POWs to be honored 50 years after Nixon celebrated them with historic banquet
Radio Interview (American in the Morning with John Trout)
News Interview (LiveNOW from Fox)
TV Interview (The Daily Flash)
Co-author Greg Godek discusses “Marriage Survival Skills” with the Daily Flash
Associated Press News Release – May 24, 2023
Associated Press News Release – “New Book “Captured by Love” Shares the Inspiring Romance and Love Stories of Vietnam War POWs”
Radio Interview (LI in the AM with Jay Oliver)
Book Review (Legiontown | American Legion)
Captured by Love: Inspiring True Romance Stories from Vietnam POWs
FAQ Online Interview (Air Force Association)
The Air Force Association just released a new online interview with Lee about the upcoming new book ‘Captured by Love’ AND they have exclusive access to sell the book now before the May 30th release! Check out the interview and purchase your copy to support the AFA –
Podcast Interview (Ready for Takeoff)
Captured by Love Interview with Lee Ellis and George Nolly
News Interview (CBS Sunday Morning)
Surviving torture in the Hanoi Hilton
This new 2023 segment on CBS Sunday Morning highlights two of the POWs featured in Captured by Love, Bob Shumaker and Richard “The Beak” Stratton.
News Article (Newsweek)
Lee Ellis comments on the Russian Military Jet that Blows Up Mid-Flight, Crashes Into Lake
Captured by Love Introduction
How to Lead by Enhancing the Strengths of Others – Lee and Mary Ellis
In this coaching clip, Lee shares over 30 years of experience in understanding and applying personality differences in others. We all know that we’re different, but how can you be an effective leader in enhancing others’ strengths while minimizing their struggles? Watch and hear Lee’s advice.
Video Podcast (Biz Communication Guy)
Colonel Lee Ellis Replays 20 Inspiring True Romance Stories From Vietnam POWs
Colonel Lee Ellis talks about his POW experience during the Vietnam War–including leadership lessons learned, advocacy and support from the ladies left behind and love being the most important part of life.
On-Air Recommendation on The Georgia Gang
Wow! What a generous recommendation on TV news program “The Georgia Gang” by radio commentator Martha Zoller about the upcoming new book ‘Captured by Love’. Preorder your copy here.