US Senator John McCain graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. He became a naval aviator, flying ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. He retired from the Navy as a Captain in 1981. #VietnamWarMemories
The Way to Stop Trump David Cole. Senator John McCain (right) with fellow senators Lindsey Graham, Joe Lieberman, and Scott Brown, introducing legislation to refine the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, Washington, DC, March 10, 2011
Hoa Loa Prison (known as Hanoi Hilton) was a French prison that was used by the North Vietnamese government to hold American prisoners during the Vietnam War. Reports from prisoners say Vietnamese jailers used torture, starvation, and murder to subdue them. Notable figures that spent time there: US Senator John McCain, US VP candidate James Stockdale and decorated USAF pilot Bud Day. Today, this prison serves as a hotel under the name Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel.
Michael Miller and Fred Barbash present a side-by-side comparison of the two men’s lives in the 1960s, when Mr. McCain served honorably in Vietnam through trial and torment, while Mr. Trump … well, you’ll want to read that for yourself, presented in his own words. The comparison can get a little ham-fisted and repetitive, but that can happen when your subject has supplied as much material as the fun-loving Mr. Trump. — John Schwartz, Science Reporter