The life and character of John McCain in his own words
PHOENIX -- John McCain was admired by supporters and adversaries for his bravery as a military warrior and his courage to rise above party politics. He died Saturday at age 81. Here are some of the late senator's more memorable comments: After his capture in North Vietnam When given a chance to send a message back home after his A-4 Skyhawk was shot down in 1967 and he was captured in North Vietnam, he said: