Post by 5 Crashed Planes
That was Johnny's nickname bestowed by his "captors".
WASHINGTON — People close to Sen. John McCain have told the
White House that the ailing Arizona Republican does not want
President Donald Trump to attend his funeral and would like Vice
President Mike Pence to come instead, a source close to McCain
confirmed to NBC News.
McCain, 81, has been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer
for nearly a year and is back home in Arizona after he underwent
surgery last month for an intestinal infection.
The senator, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, said in an audio
excerpt this week of his forthcoming memoir, "I don't know how
much longer I'll be here," according to a clip aired by NPR.
The sooner the better. Eat a bullet and get it over with.
Most Trumpsters really are a piece of human garbage.
Trump doesn't deserve to be in the same sentence
as war hero and respected public servant
like Sen John McCain.
Trump wasn't invited to Barbara Bush's funeral either
but Milania was. But thing is Trump was busy anyway
campaigning for a pedophile and a convicted criminal
...Trump's kind of heroes.
And what about Trump's illustrious war record?
Oh that's right he had bone spurs, oh they were
so annoying how could be serve it's all so
unfair to him?
Meanwhile, your liar in chief was sitting on
his ass no doubt cheating one contractor and bank
after another John McCain was doing the following...
THE MOMENT OF CAPTURE
McCain’s bomber was hit by a surface-to-air missile on Oct. 26, 1967,
destroying the aircraft’s right wing. According to McCain, the plane
entered an “inverted, almost straight-down spin,” and he ejected.
But the sheer force of the ejection broke his right leg and both arms,
knocking him unconscious, the report said. McCain came to as he landed
in a lake, but burdened by heavy equipment, he sank straight to the
bottom. Able to kick to the surface momentarily for air, he somehow
managed to activate his life preserver with his teeth.
Once he reached the surface, he was pulled ashore by some North
Vietnamese, the account said.
As his captors tore at his clothes in the wake of the crash, McCain
recalls realizing the extent of his injuries. When he noticed the
injuries to his right leg –- which he says had fractured at the knee –-
one of his captors slammed a rifle butt into his right shoulder,
shattering it, the account said. He was then bayoneted in the abdomen
Over the next few days, he “lapsed from conscious to unconsciousness”
while the North Vietnamese interrogated him, he said. “I refused to give
them anything except my name, rank, serial number and date of birth,”
McCain said in the U.S. News report. “I was in such a bad shape that
when they hit me it would knock me unconscious,” he said.
Though initially refusing to give McCain medical treatment, the North
Vietnamese, upon discovering that McCain’s father was an admiral in the
Navy, decided to give him medical care, according to U.S. News. As word
got around of McCain’s imprisonment and his father’s high military rank,
several high ranking North Vietnamese officers came to the prison to
observe McCain. Vietnamese surgeons operated on McCain’s broken leg,
damaging several ligaments in the process. To this day, there is a
noticeable limp in McCain’s step.
After receiving less than adequate treatment, McCain says he was moved
to a prison camp known as “The Plantation” and locked in a cell with
George “Bud” Day and Norris Overly, two Air Force majors. Day, who
survived the ordeal, said of McCain: “He was in this great big white
case, and his hair was snow white. He just looked like he was absolutely
on the verge of death,” the report quoted him as saying.
SOLITARY CONFINEMENT AND TORTURE
When he was moved into solitary confinement in March 1968 and when his
father was named commander-in-chief of all US Pacific forces several
months later, McCain’s troubles were just beginning. The North
Vietnamese hoped to score a propaganda victory by offering McCain an
early release. McCain has said he refused the offer on the condition
that he would only accept if every man captured before him was released
as well. When McCain was brought to the senior North Vietnamese officer
-– a man he refers to as “The Cat” –- he refused the offer of an early
release yet again.
McCain says his torture began in August of 1968. “For the next four
days, I was beaten every two or three hours by different guards. My left
arm was broken again and my ribs were cracked,” he said according to
McCain notes that toward the end of 1969, the treatment which he and his
fellow POWs received became more tolerable. He reports of torture ended
around October of 1969 and his solitary confinement concluded in March
1970. “Aside from bad situations now and then, 1971 and 1972 was a sort
of coasting period,” McCain told U.S. News. After the signing of the
Paris Peace Accords on Jan. 27, 1973, putting an end to the Vietnam War,
McCain was released on March 14, 1973.
Though he made a recovery, many of McCain's injuries have remained with
him -– the combination of a hazardous ejection from his jet, torture and
inadequate medical treatment have left him incapable of raising either
arm above his shoulders.