Above: John McCain is escorted by Lt. Cmdr. Jay Coupe Jr. to Hanoi's Gia Lam Airport on March 14, 1973, after 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war. The enduring spirit that never caved in.
John McCain: The True American Spirit
For most of my childhood I witnessed the aftermath of what the Vietnam war did to the men and women that served our country; it literally amputated their soul in half. A very unpopular war and our society in many areas did not support them or welcome them back either. Lets face it we treated them like second class citizens, they were treated unfair, but yet they gave all for the country. It was a troubled time for sure.
I still find it amazing that John McCain survived the brutal treatment as a POW for 5 1/2 years and stuck it out with his fellow soldiers. He could of easily took the easy route but he did not he took the hard road because it was just and right. He followed the code of honor, integrity and to have each others back in the face of adversity. He did not cut and run or cave in; he understood everyone had to be there for each other. This is why hes a true American Hero and be remembered as a Icon for sure.
I voted for John McCain when he ran the second time around against Barack Obama. I simply thought he deserved it and had proved he was a true leader. I have no problems with President Obama, he did a great job as a president. It all worked for the good anyway, the universe always balances things out for higher purposes.
It is troubling that we have a sitting President who cannot even put his petty personal insecurity to rest during the national wake for Senator McCain. He is obviously jealous of his heroics and knows he will never be loved like Senator McCain. That's because John McCain had integrity and character which showed through life actions, and will be remembered for it.
Dear President Donald Trump,
Why did you hate John McCain so much? I think you owe the American people a simple answer; or is it because hes everything you will never be...a real Icon, Hero and good person.