“Glory belongs to the act of being constant to something greater than yourself, to a cause, to your principles, to the people on whom you rely and who rely on you in return.”

Sen. John McCain
Faith of My Fathers


Sen. John Sidney McCain III (1936- 2018) was an American politician and naval officer who served as a U.S. Senator, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives,  and the Republication nominee for President of the United States in 2008. During the Vietnam War, he served as a U.S. Navy aviator. While on a bombing mission over Hanoi in October 1967, McCain was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain experienced episodes of torture and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. The wounds that he sustained during the war left him with lifelong physical disabilities. He retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981 and moved to Arizona, where he entered politics.

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