War Hero and Presidential Candidate John McCain Has Died
McCain, who spent five years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, served three decades in Congress, and ran for president, has succumbed to cancer at the age of 81.
- Published 25 August 2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81. McCain, with his irascible grin and fighter-pilot moxie, was a fearless and outspoken voice on policy and politics to…