Tag: JohnMcCain

The sad story of the Forrestal Fire
As the F-4B's own electrical systems took over, causing a power surge, there was a tremor beneath the left wing and a single Zuni flashed across the Forrestal deck and severed an ordnance-man's arm… Fires on overcrowded aircraft carriers are every crew’s nightmare. Several of these accidents took place during the Vietnam War....
Remembering the Shootdown of Lt. Commander John McCain over Hanoi
Due to his father's status as an admiral, John McCain was offered early release, but refused - citing the American Fighting Man's Code of Conduct principle of "first in, first out": he would only accept the offer if every man taken in before him was released as well With the following article, titled Breaking the Chain... The Shootdown of Lt....