He had moved to Montgomery, Alabamato work on the unsuccessful U. Senate campaign of Republican Winton M. Professional life of George W.
McCain graduated from the United States Naval Academy in and followed his father and grandfather—both four-star admirals—into the U. He became a naval aviator and flew ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers.
While McCain was on a bombing mission during Operation Rolling Thunder over Hanoi in Octoberhe was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until McCain experienced episodes of torture and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer.
The wounds that he sustained during the war left him with lifelong physical disabilities. He retired from the Navy as a captain in and moved to Arizona, where he entered politics.
He entered the U. Senate in and easily won reelection six times, the last time in He resigned from the Senate in and served as the 43rd President of the United States from to While generally adhering to conservative principles, McCain also had a media reputation as a "maverick" for his willingness to disagree with his party on certain issues.
After being investigated and largely exonerated in a political influence scandal of the s as a member of the Keating Five, he made campaign finance reform one of his signature concerns and worked closely with many Senators, such as Russ Feingold and Olympia Snowe.
He was also known for his work in the s to restore diplomatic relations with Vietnam, and for his belief that the Iraq War should have been fought to a successful conclusion. McCain chaired the Senate Commerce Committee and opposed pork barrel spending. He was a member of the bipartisan group known as the Gang of 14 which played a key role in alleviating a crisis over judicial nominations.
McCain entered the race for the Republican nomination for President inbut he lost a heated primary season contest to Governor George W. He secured the nomination in after coming back from early reversals, but was defeated by Democratic nominee Barack Obama in the general election, losing by a — Electoral College margin.
He subsequently adopted more orthodox conservative stances and attitudes and largely opposed actions of the Obama administration, especially in regard to foreign policy matters.
Byhowever, he had become a key figure in the Senate for negotiating deals on certain issues in an otherwise partisan environment.
Inhe reduced his role in the Senate following a medical diagnosis of brain cancer. In Augusthis family announced that he would no longer seek treatment for the cancer; he died at the age of 81 on August At that time, the Panama Canal was under U. His father and his paternal grandfather both became four-star United States Navy admirals.
His family, including his older sister Sandy and younger brother Joe, followed his father to various naval postings in the United States and the Pacific. Altogether, he attended about 20 schools.
He excelled at wrestling and graduated in There, he was a friend and informal leader for many of his classmates, and sometimes stood up for targets of bullying. He also became a lightweight boxer. McCain came into conflict with higher-ranking personnel, he did not always obey the rules, and that contributed to a low class rank ofdespite a high IQ.
He did well in academic subjects that interested him, such as literature and history, but studied only enough to pass subjects he struggled with, such as mathematics.
McCain graduated in While there, he earned a reputation as a partying man. McCain began as a sub-par flier who was at times careless and reckless; during the early-to-mid s, the planes he was flying crashed twice and once collided with power lines, but he received no major injuries.
His aviation skills improved over time, and he was seen as a good pilot, albeit one who tended to "push the envelope" in his flying. McCain was made a lieutenant in Juneand was on alert duty on Enterprise when it helped enforce the naval quarantine of Cuba during the October Cuban Missile Crisis.
In Novemberhe was rotated back to shore duty, serving nine months on the staff of the Naval Air Basic Training Command at Pensacola. She already had two children, Douglas and Andrew, born in and respectively; he adopted them in Carol and he then had a daughter named Sidney in September McCain front right with his squadron and T-2 Buckeye trainer, in His combat duty began when he was 30 years old, on July 25,when Forrestal reached Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin and joined Operation Rolling Thunder, the — air interdiction and strategic bombing campaign against North Vietnam.
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The NRA’s No. 1 with a Bullet. The day after a deranged former student armed with an AR massacred 17 people at a South Florida high school on Valentine’s Day , John McCain tweeted, “Cindy & I are praying for all those impacted by the senseless shooting.”.
It was a familiar platitude.