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    RIP John McCain

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    I just saw a tribute to John on the news last night. Apparently, and according to him, he was near the bottom of his flight school class and he crashed 2 planes, not just the one that got him captured in Viet Nam. Quite a remarkable guy and what a great outlook on life, and, his impending death. He lived North of me in Cornville, which is a very little town south of Sedona.

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    I didn't always agree with him, but often I did. Either way I believed he came to his positions honestly and from his beliefs about what was best for the country. If we had more in the Congress with his character, conviction, and commitment - across a range of political views - maybe more good would get done for the people.
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    John McCain

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    John McCain, Duty - Honor - Country.
    Just finished Ken Burns Vietnam Series on Netflix when the news came in.

    To think of what he went through as a POW.....wow. Men that survived that are just cut from a different type of cloth IMHO.

    Very sad to see him go.

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    I grew up living in a housing area near Oceana Naval Air Station. We had many Navy pilots in our neighborhood. When a carrier would deploy to Vietnam things were pretty glum on our street. Soon there were regularly pilots that did not return because they were KIA, MIA or captured. I remember a couple of kids with dads that were missing and that they hoped were prisoners. One of my high school friend’s dad was on the Forrestal along with McCain. His dad wasn’t a pilot and returned with the ship. McCain was stationed at Oceana and lived in our general area, but we had no contact with him or his family.
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    A good book to get some perspective on his life as well as some other well-known figures is The Nightingale's Song by Robert Timberg.

    Here's a link to the 1995 NYTimes review of the book: https://www.nytimes.com/1995/07/17/b...annapolis.html
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    He died the same day my dad did. Being Canadian, his pure devotion to his country had to be respected. I respect what he believed and what he thought was best for his country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselyoda View Post
    He died the same day my dad did. Being Canadian, his pure devotion to his country had to be respected. I respect what he believed and what he thought was best for his country.
    Sorry to hear of your loss.
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