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American Hero passes. John Sidney McCain III

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RIP sir.  He helped shovel the mud out of my grandparents home in east mesa during the 1983 El Nino.  his character will always overshadow most pols.  taps.

lee

Early years and education[edit]

Family heritage[edit]

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McCain's grandfather "Slew" (left) and father "Jack" on board a U.S. Navy ship in Tokyo Bay, c. September 2, 1945

John Sidney McCain III was born on August 29, 1936,[1] at a United States Navy hospital[2][3][4] at Coco Solo Naval Air Station[5][6] in the Panama Canal Zone, which at that time was considered to be among the unincorporated territories of the United States.[7] His parents were Navy officer John S. "Jack" McCain, Jr. (1911–1981) and Roberta (Wright) McCain (born 1912). McCain is of Scots-Irish and English ancestry.[8]

John McCain's grandparents were natives of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas, and much of his ancestry was Southern on both his mother's side and father's side.[8] The McCain family's patrilineal ancestral home is in Mississippi's Carroll County;[9][10] they owned and ran a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) plantation in Teoc from 1848 until 1952.[9][11] The plantation had slaves before the American Civil War – some of whose descendants share the surname and call themselves the "black McCains"[12] – and sharecroppers afterward; influential blues guitarist Mississippi John Hurt was born on the plantation to one of the latter.[9]

The McCain family tree has a long heritage of American military service, with ancestors fighting as soldiers in the Indian Wars,[5] American Revolutionary War[13] (due to which McCain maintains a membership with the Sons of the American Revolution),[14] War of 1812,[15] for the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War,[9] and in World War I.[5] The tree also includes roguish behavior and economic success. John McCain's maternal grandfather, Archibald Wright (1875–1971),[16] was a Mississippi native who migrated to Muskogee, Oklahoma, in his twenties, ran afoul of the law with several gambling and bootlegging charges,[16] then became a strong-willed wildcatter who prospered on land deals during the early statehood years and struck oil in the Southwest.[16][17] Rich by age forty, he never worked again and became a stay-at-home father.[5][17] Raising a family in Oklahomaand Southern California, he instilled in Roberta and her twin sister Rowena a lifelong habit of travel and adventure.[18] There is also independent-minded behavior in the family tree: Jack McCain and Roberta Wright eloped and married in a bar in Tijuana, Mexico, when Archibald Wright's wife Myrtle objected to Roberta's association with a sailor.[19]

McCain's father and paternal grandfather eventually became Navy admirals, and were the first father–son pair to achieve four-star admiral rank.[20] His grandfather, Admiral John S. "Slew" McCain, Sr. (1884–1945), was a pioneer of aircraft carrier operations[5] who in 1942 commanded all land-based air operations in support of the Guadalcanal Campaign, and who ultimately in 1944–1945 aggressively led the Fast Carrier Task Force in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II. His operations off the Philippines and Okinawa, and air strikes against Formosa and the Japanese home islands, caused tremendous destruction of Japanese naval and air forces in the closing period of the war.[21] His death four days after the Japanese surrender ceremony in Tokyo Bay was front page news.[5] Jack McCain was a submarine commander in several theaters of operation in World War II and was decorated with both the Silver Star Medal and Bronze Star Medal.[21]

 

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My deepest condolences to his family as they go through this.

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13 minutes ago, 5guyshunting said:

He his an American that fought for Freedom. 

So I guess that makes me American hero too.   But does not change the fact he was a RINO.   

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11 minutes ago, davehc130 said:

So I guess that makes me American hero too.   But does not change the fact he was a RINO.   

Didn't say hero or any political preference. AMERICAN!!! 

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13 minutes ago, 5guyshunting said:

Didn't say hero or any political preference. AMERICAN!!! 

I stand correct!!!

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9 minutes ago, davehc130 said:

I stand correct!!!

lee elbert

500 w reidhead

show low AZ

 

why don't you just stop by the house sometime you silly, mouthy little twat?

lee

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Obama is invited to speak at his funeral, Trump's not invited to attend. McCain decided this prior to his death. Does it get any clearer?

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17 hours ago, Roosevelt Mark said:

A TRUE AMERICAN AND ARIZONAN.  He is missed already.

I miss Jon Kyl.

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He is poster child for term limits.   +10000!!!!!

 

I’ve lived in AZ my whole life and can’t list 3 things he’s done for AZ.  The VA debacle is exemplary of his senate record. 

 

With that said, no sense in kicking a man when he’s down.  May he Rest In Peace and condolences to the family. 

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On 8/25/2018 at 9:13 PM, biglakejake said:

lee elbert

500 w reidhead

show low AZ

 

why don't you just stop by the house sometime you silly, mouthy little twat?

lee

You kiss your mom with that mouth?   

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