John McCain: An American Hero

John McCain: An American Hero

Collin Cardot, Patriot

John McCain was an important senator that passed away recently. John has had a very
storied life as an American patriot. John spent over 5 years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. He
was shot down in Hanoi, Vietnam, where he sank into the water. While he was struggling to
resurface, a North Vietnamese man pulled him out as a crowd watched. He would often be
tortured as a criminal of war and refused hospital service. When he finally received service he
said that he received adequate treatment but he was not sorry for his war crimes. When he went
back to his small room he was not expected to live. McCain would often be interrogated but
despite the Viet Cong’s best effort he would not release the information. The torture and
interrogation continued for 5 and a half years until he was released. The damage was done to
John however, the torture caused John to never be able to lift his arms over his head again.
Later in his life, John became a senator for the great state of Arizona. In many
instances John was dubbed, “The Maverick.” He earned this nickname for being known to often
break away from his political party. John voted against the republic party 13 percent of the time
which is a little bit higher than the median 9. He even caught flack with President Trump when
Trump said “He [McCain] was not a war hero, he got captured.” Trump did send his regards to
the McCain family after the passing. McCain died in in Sedona, Arizona and is being transported
to the United States Naval Academy Cemetery, in Annapolis, MD. He was regarded as an
American hero to many, and it’s easy to see why because he endured so much torture for his
country.