John McCain, Prisoner of War: A First-Person Account. I’ll tout him as an American War hero, so he won’t have to

John McCain spent 5½ years in captivity as a POW in North Vietnam. His first-person account of that harrowing ordeal was published in U.S. News in May 1973. Shot down in his Skyhawk dive bomber on Oct. 26, 1967, Navy flier McCain was taken prisoner with fractures in his right leg and both arms. He received minimal care and was kept in wretched conditions that he describes vividly in the U.S. News special report:

Lt. Cmdr. John S. McCain III after his release from captivity in Vietnam.
(Thomas J. O’Halloran for USN&WR/Courtesy Library of Congress)

This story originally appeared in the May 14, 1973, issue of U.S.News & World Report. It was posted online on January 28, 2008.

U.S. News and World Report


I may not agree with everything McCain says, but this dude…is light years ahead of Hussein Obama, in character.

17 Responses to “John McCain, Prisoner of War: A First-Person Account. I’ll tout him as an American War hero, so he won’t have to”

  1. Bones Says:

    John McCain violated the military code of conduct, collaborated with the enemy,earned the nickname ‘songbird’ for giving up intelligence information, placed our ground troops in harms way, made over 30 Anti American speeches denouncing his country, has never lifted a finger to seek the truth about other POWs who never returned, destroyed all evidence of live POW sightings as chairman of the Senate Select committee, and spearheaded legislation that would normalize relations with the enemy so he could make millions in beer distribution from his wife’s business. He is an American traitor and a disgrace to the uniform.

  2. Ash Says:

    Which would be all well and good if any of the rubbish you spouted was actually true Bones.

    Exactly what were McCain’s violations of the military code of conduct?

    McCain also didn’t collaborate with the enemy. He did everything he could to resist what his captors wanted, but to stop himself being killed, he did engage in some propaganda exercises but did so in such a way that everyone back home knew he was being forced to. That takes guts.

    “Placed our ground troops in harm’s way”, well mate, it’s not exactly that easy. There’s a risk involved when one becomes a soldier, and they know that to win the war, they’ve actually got to be near it and in the action.

    “Has never lifted a finger to seek the truth about other POWs who never returned” – dude, seriously, it’s very easy to make an accurate and fast assumption about what happened to those brave men and women, and I bet McCain has a very good idea. He just doesn’t like talking about it. For all we know, he may have spent thousands of hours researching in his own time.

    When you have a moment, please explain what you mean by the Senate Select committee comment, and also the one about his wife’s business, because I’m sure you can back all that up with evidence.

    I don’t think he’s a traitor. You shouldn’t either.

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  4. tizona Says:

    “Placed our ground troops in harm’s way”

    Really now? Hmmmm. An asswipe much like yourself, Jay Rockefeller U.S. Senator, D WV. said all McCain did was “drop bombs”. Taking that line and McCain being JUST A PILOT, I’m sure all of the ground commanders in Viet Nam shared every aspect with McCain, as to troop movements…EVEN after his capture, on a daily basis.

    And here stupid fuck Jay, said he just “dropped bombs”. HA!

  5. tizona Says:

    “destroyed all evidence of live POW sightings as chairman of the Senate Select committee”

    No No…Jesus, that was what Sandy ‘guess what’s in my pockets’ Berger was doing…God, how wrong again, you are.

    “made over 30 Anti American speeches denouncing his country”

    Is that about how many you’ve made, hung by your arms?

  6. tizona Says:

    “collaborated with the enemy”

    The worse part of this WAS…That God Damn tape that made his eyes, slant. Wonder how many missions McCain went on dressed as a Vietnamese?

  7. tizona Says:

    I know, all this is “seared, seared” into your mind.

  8. tizona Says:

    My God, of course your correct Bones, you were in his cell, so you would have this first hand knowledge. How silly of me.

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  10. tizona Says:

    You notice that all the amoebic’s mention WAR, when in fact we speak of a presidential candidate…How those that speak that way even got classified amoebic, is beyond me.

    There must be a lesser category. Would algae work?

  11. Dave Surls Says:

    I had a feeling that El Cid wasn’t going to be too impressed with Mr. Bones’ remarks.

  12. Angus Dei Says:

    Bones has evidently been hitting the ol’ hypo-spray in the sick bay today, just like that time in City on the Edge of Forever.

  13. Dave Surls Says:

    “Captain’s log, supplemental entry. Two drops of cordrazine can save a man’s life, a hundred times that amount has just accidentally been pumped into Dr. McCoy’s body. In a strange, wild frenzy, he has fled the ship’s bridge…”

    I think he’s still under the influence.

  14. Ash Says:

    Richard Ryan, stick to one issue at a time because you don’t have the mental capabilities to deal with more issues at once. Alexander Downer wore stockings to raise money for charity, not because he liked it, not because he wanted to, etc, but for a fucking charity. If the guys on your side of the fence were smarter, they’d realise that, and they’d realise that charities are good things, and they’d be pissed off to realise that most people on my side of the fence don’t need to be ordered to donate, while yours do. Really touchy-feely-ain’t yous?

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  16. Ash Says:

    Thank you for admitting that your opinion is “a heap of moronic shit” Ricky.

  17. Dave Surls Says:

    “At least here they let you speak your mind…”

    El Cid is very tolerant. He allows schizophrenics, manic depressives and leftists to express their opinions, just as if they were normal people.

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