His distinguished presence in the senate will be missed, and his unwavering commitment to our country will live on in his legacy i'm sorry to hear of the death of senator john mccain, us. On saturday, august 25, arizona senator john s mccain iii bid the nation farewell as a curator of modern military history, when asked to reflect on his life i look to the vietnam war. The death of republican sen john mccain on aug 25 brought an end to a long and distinguished career of public service mccain's father and grandfather were career officers in the us navy.
[read john mccain: the last lion in the senate] distinguished navy career he was the middle sibling of three children he cultivated the image, robert timberg wrote in a biography. John mccain, vietnam war hero and six-term senator, dies after halting treatment for a brain tumour in pictures: the early years the key moments in john mccain's life his widow, cindy. John mccain united states senator from early life and military career, 1936-1981 mccain was awarded the henry m jackson distinguished service award by the.
Early life and military career of john mccain vietnam revisited with senator john mccain, (mccain was later awarded the distinguished flying cross for. At a meeting in his pentagon office in early 1981, secretary of the navy john f lehman told capt john s mccain iii that he was about to attain his life ambition: becoming an admiral. Former vice president joe biden accepted the naval academy alumni association's distinguished graduate award on behalf of us sen john mccain on friday, calling the six-term arizona senator an. Bio: sen john mccain purple heart and distinguished flying cross mccain tells what he learned about life and honor from his father detailing mccain's early life and military career,. Senator john mccain through the years sections they offered him early release, but mccain refused john mccain launched his political career in 1982 when he was elected to the us house.
John mccain first entered the public spotlight as a navy fighter pilot during the vietnam war early life pow in vietnam both in the house and the senate, mccain earned a reputation as a. Vietnam veterans are a true band of brothers and us sen john mccain will forever be one of them mccain -- who died at 81 on aug 25 and will be laid. John mccain senator john mccain's remarkable record of leadership and experience embodied an unwavering lifetime commitment to service as the son and grandson of distinguished navy admirals, john mccain deeply valued duty, honor and service of country.
The early life and military career of john sidney mccain iii spans the first forty-five years of his life (1936-1981) mccain's father and grandfather were admirals in the united states navy. While tributes to the heroic life and storied career of sen john mccain made headlines worldwide this weekend, there was another, quiet conversation going on in political circles, speculating on. Senator john mccain dies at age 81 the former presidential nominee and war hero served in congress for more than three decades he was held captive for more than five years during the vietnam war and aggressively opposed the use of torture by the us throughout his political career.
There have been some ugly comments recently about sen john mccain, r-ariz complexity of john mccain he has lived a big life, with accomplishments few can match seat in the senate. In early 1989, he was the senate's principle defender of president bush's choice for secretary of defense, his friend, former texas senator john tower, who had been a mentor to mccain, and whose embattled nomination was in doubt thanks to allegations of excessive drinking and womanizing. Arizona senator john mccain died aug 25 after a battle with brain cancer long before his distinguished political career, mccain spent almost six years in captivity as a pow in north vietnam.