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The Story Of John Mccain The War Hero
The decision he made to remain a prisoner with his fellow Americans almost cost him his life - but turned him into a cult hero in his home country. On October 26, 1967, McCain's A4 Skyhawk was hit by a North Vietnamese surface-to air-missile and was upside down and out of control by the time he was able to eject into a lake in the middle of Hanoi. His limbs flailed so wildly as he fell that both arms and one leg were broken. After he was pulled ashore by the North Vietnamese, a rifle butt was slammed into his