John S Mccain, John John Mccain, United States discussed on Tim Conway Jr.


Six forty, it's, Conway show John, McCain passed away on Saturday And the tribute that Brian suits together is incredible I don't know how long you've been working on, it or if it was just off the cuff or whatever but it was really good and we're gonna play a, little more of that right here on KFI Senator, John McCain the third dead at, age eighty one brain cancer an aggressive form of brain cancer diagnosed of a little over a year and a half ago and announcing that. He would see some medical care for just two. Days ago, and so the we're prepared for this Still. As as a admire of him still A bit of a shock now, we're talking, about a landscape without John McCain John McCain the naval officer wrote, a check that as far as I'm concerned Will never be cashed because what. Happened on October twenty six nineteen sixty seven was, the beginning, of an extraordinary ordeal that is almost unimaginable for for anyone to To to imagine yourself going through he was born in the, canal zone to John McCain the second who was. The son of a junior officer on a. US battlecruiser who would go on later on to be naval aviator and then a three star Admiral World War Two this John John McCain Who was John, McCain's grandfather his his father John McCain. The second also went to the naval academy and was. Usually on the, verge being kicked out he went to the naval academy the sixteen during prohibition he frequently came back drunk he graduated. Fourteenth spots above above the bottom of his class at West Point and and he had so. Many demerits he. Couldn't even live in the main hall Bancroft hall there was a there was another billet for. Midshipmen, who had that many, credits an literally a shift in the Severn river in Maryland he went on to be the commander of. US forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam war John. S McCain the third went to the naval academy in the fifties and followed basically followed his father's path he he was a rebel, had lots of demerits was threatened with being kicked. Out even though his A father at that point had. Attained the rank of Admiral, John s McCain the third did make it out of the naval academy And he was basically the same position that his father was he became a naval aviator unlike his dad but like his grandfather and was almost thirty years old before his first combat. Deployment in nineteen sixty seven though the US had been in combat, in Vietnam since the Gulf of, Tonkin incident in nineteen sixty. Four John s McCain third intended for the navy to be his career dislike his dad and, his grandfather but he needed combat time and so it was on the US forestall that he finally deployed for a for combat tour and it was on the US's forestall that one. Of the worst, naval disasters in in peacetime occurred when aircraft that we're getting ready for strike in North Vietnam were an accident occurred in one plane there was a there was a type of missile of the day called the Zuni missile and it was a temperamental, missile and they. Had this little issue where every once in a while Well the. Aircraft holding it powered up the missile would decide to launch itself and in this case. On the in the hangar, deck of the, forest all this missile and this is where there's a lot of people don't get this right and I don't know why because it's in his book and it's in the four hundred page accident report but another. Plane lost its missile the missile went right at John McCain's plane, which was fueled up and bombed, up they were ready to. Go McCain got out somehow and he was helping another aviator get out of his plane when a bomb on McCain's plane blew up wounding McCain in the legs and chest this this is pre POW stuff the forest all disaster took twenty four hours to control it killed a. Hundred and thirty. Four American sailors and it was a minor miracle that McCain and other aviators were not caught up in that fire but but he had shrapnel and chest wounds he goes into the hospital And. He when he's better he volunteers to join, the US risking another aircraft-carrier off of. North Vietnam as a as. A mid tour as a deployed replacement so they're losing pilots he volunteers to go in so he joins you assess the risk, they had flown twenty two missions it was. The twenty third that he. Was shot down McCain was horribly injured not just from. The ejection of breaking two legs breaking an arm but the fact that he was beaten badly and then bayoneted in the lake he goes to a, hospital and the North Vietnamese we're not going. To treat them at all The North Vietnamese treated American aviators American combatants as war criminals because it was of course it was a war crime to bomb North Vietnam but it was when they discovered who his father was because the capture of John McCain made national headlines either I don't. Know who was doing the upset at the time but it probably should not have been a major newspapers but it, was in the major. Newspapers so the North, Vietnamese when they found out who John McCain was they treated him. And that that's what saved his life there is a longstanding thing called the code of conduct it was started after the Korean. War in regards to. What you can tell a. A cap for, what you can reveal. And all that instruct you to. Give nothing more than name rank and serial number in as per the Geneva, conventions in the American code of conduct it also outlines that there's, a chain of command in a prison camp that if you are the senior, ranking man you will take command if you were. Not you will support and defend the the Orders of, those who are are. In command that yes, it is still your duty to escape And that there is a official policy that whoever the first in is they'll be the first that. You will not accept parole, or favor from your captor and the men did the Vietnam. War men did that and they they have the Mark of Cain on them. To this day the first guy shutdown was Everett Alvarez and he was the first one out this was the moment of John McCain's life because, he was dying and nobody would deny that he was given horrible care by the North Vietnamese which as it turns. Out is an actual work crime to a point where he was on the verge of death and then, the? North Vietnamese found out whose dad was and then. His father to get the the date. Right mid nineteen sixty eight in mid nineteen sixty eight his father Admiral John s McCain junior the second was named commander of. All US forces in the Vietnam theater is the commander of the Americans, in, the Vietnam war this POW's dad is Commanding all American forces that are fighting us so the North Vietnamese. Went to him and they said McCain or, sending you home what did he answer, I'll tell you when we come back all right a great tribute to John McCain from our own Brian suits and we'll come back and finish that up it really very moving again I don't know how long he worked on it but Maddie really was good. All right more now with, bender was a survey in Orange County is ranked homelessness as. The biggest concern supervisor release a Bartlett says that's big change from the last. Survey three years ago is is very telling and it really mirrors what's happening not just in Orange County but in the state of California county, cleared a couple of encampments with more than a thousand people in the last year it's still trying to come up. With more shelter space for the homeless the survey also found illegal immigration moved up on the list of, concerts? Fire officials are battling a one hundred fifty acre, flare up in the Cleveland national forest. Jake Rodriguez with the US forest service says there's a communications tower. Near the flames focusing our aircraft in that area trying to. Protect that communication site The rate of. Spread is, slow is backing down on the western side Rodriguez says the, fires mostly within the containment area of an. Arson wildfire which is burned. More than twenty three thousand acres if you're planning, on buying.

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