By JEFF BARNARD, The Associated Press
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and who later tapped code through a wall to fellow prisoner John McCain, has died. He was 83.
Brace died of a pulmonary embolism on Friday in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where he retired in 1989, his family said.
"He never wanted to leave a door unopened," his son, Michael Brace, said. "He just loved adventure."