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  • VIDEO: Vice President Kamala Harris lays flowers in Hanoi where John McCain’s Skyhawk dive bomber was shot down

    08/25/2021 7:10:40 PM PDT · by RandFan · 50 replies
    twitter ^ | Aug 25 | Breaking 911
    @Breaking911 Vice President Kamala Harris lays flowers in Hanoi where John McCain’s Skyhawk dive bomber was shot down. "Extraordinary American and hero...John McCain loved our country. He was so courageous and really lived the life of a hero." Clip...
  • Sam Johnson, former Texas congressman and Vietnam POW, dead at 89

    05/27/2020 8:13:12 PM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2020 | Will Weissert
    Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson, a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades in Congress, died Wednesday at age 89. The conservative Republican, who lived in the northern Dallas suburb of Plano, died at a Plano hospital of natural causes unrelated to the coronavirus outbreak, said his former spokesman, Ray Sullivan. Johnson flew nearly 100 combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. He was flying a bombing mission in 1966 when he was shot down and wounded. He was imprisoned in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" for nearly seven years, mostly...
  • Meghan McCain rips Trump at father’s memorial service

    09/01/2018 10:57:27 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 144 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 1, 2018 | Mary Kay Linge
    Meghan McCain tore into an absent President Trump at a memorial service for her father, Arizona Sen. John McCain, in Washington on Saturday. “We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness,” McCain, a co-host of “The View,” said at the National Cathedral. “The real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege.” “He was a great fire who burned bright,” she said in a speech punctuated by sobbing. “A few have resented that fire… but my...
  • McCain ending brain cancer treatment

    08/24/2018 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 136 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2018 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    "In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment," McCain's family said in a statement released by his office.
  • [flashback 2008] Hanoi John McCain: the Manchurian Candidate?

    07/20/2015 7:07:10 AM PDT · by ETL · 51 replies
    National Writers Syndicate ^ | January 22, 2008 | Mark Lowry
    The Traitor, Hanoi John McCain, Made 32 North Vietnamese Propaganda films using Jane Fonda condemnations of the US troops. Forward this email to all your contacts, Veterans Groups everyone. They must know the truth about Traitor Hanoi John McCain. He is not fit to serve latrine duty much less as President of the United States and be Commander in Chief over our fighting men and women. Let him know what you feel about his betrayal of our troops and POWS. Traitor Hanoi John McCain made it impossible for us to get an accurate accounting of our missing Prisoners of war...
  • McCain and the POW Cover-Up: The 'war hero' candidate buried information about POWs left behind...

    07/19/2015 10:40:23 AM PDT · by ETL · 59 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | July 1, 2010 | Sydney Schanberg
    Eighteen months ago, TAC publisher Ron Unz discovered an astonishing account of the role the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, John McCain, had played in suppressing information about what happened to American soldiers missing in action in Vietnam. Below, we present in full Sydney Schanberg’s explosive story.
  • Miss. Survivor Of Vietnam's Hanoi Hilton Dies At 82

    12/04/2009 5:43:41 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies · 1,058+ views
    WAPT News ^ | December 3, 2009
    Miss. Survivor Of Vietnam's Hanoi Hilton Dies At 82 Pitchford Survived 7 Years In Prison Camp UPDATED: 3:48 pm CST December 3, 2009 JACKSON, Miss. -- Retired Air Force Col. Jack Pitchford, a fighter pilot from Mississippi who survived seven years in the Vietnamese prison camp known as the Hanoi Hilton, has died. He was 82. The Natchez, Miss., native was shot down in 1965 and taken to the Hoa Lo prison, a hellish place where Americans, including famous veterans like U.S. Sen. John McCain, were tortured. Pitchford was released in 1973. His brother said Pitchford died Wednesday after battling...
  • Caption McCain, Graham, Klobuchar, and US Amb. to Vietnam at Truc Bach Lake near the "Hanoi Hilton"

    04/09/2009 7:06:29 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 723+ views
    VietNamNet ^ | 2009-04-08
  • US Senator McCain returns to wartime Vietnam jail

    04/08/2009 5:49:46 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 925+ views
    AFP ^ | 2009-04-08
    HANOI (AFP) — US Senator John McCain leaned over a miniature mock-up on of the Vietnamese prison where he was held for years as a wartime prisoner. "I'm trying to figure it out," he said, studying the scale model on a return visit to the prison site that is now a museum.
  • Ex-POW McCain Returns to 'Hanoi Hilton' Prison

    04/08/2009 5:23:19 AM PDT · by RDTF · 38 replies · 1,956+ views
    Fox ^ | April 8, 2009
    HANOI, Vietnam -- Sen. John McCain paid a quiet visit to the "Hanoi Hilton" prison where he was held for more than five years during the Vietnam War on Wednesday, making a few deadpan remarks as he made his way through dark corridors and past musty cells. McCain allowed reporters to follow him while he escorted Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina through the prison. -snip-
  • Senator John McCain to visit Vietnam

    04/05/2009 10:23:35 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 978+ views
    US Senator John McCain will stop over in Hanoion April 6 during his week-long Asian tour. He is scheduled to deliver a speech at the Institute for International Relations and host a press briefing. He will also visit Hoa Lo (Hanoi Hilton) Prison where he was imprisoned during the Vietnam War.
  • John McCain was never tortured in my jail’, says Tran Trong Duyet

    10/24/2008 10:06:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 55 replies · 1,978+ views
    The Times ^ | 10/25/2008 | Leo Lewis in Hanoi
    ~snip~ Where the accounts differ most starkly is in the period of Mr McCain’s long incarceration as a PoW – first at the prison known as the Hanoi Hilton, then at The Plantation. Tran Trong Duyet, the former prison director who now surrounds himself with caged birds in a house in Hai Phong, first met Mr McCain a year after he had been shot down. He recalls a defiant rule-breaker, the patriotic son of an admiral and a fervent believer in the war. What he does not recall, however, is a victim of torture or violence. “I never tortured or...
  • Warner Brothers block release of 'pro-John McCain film'

    10/15/2008 5:00:22 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 15 replies · 936+ views
    Telegraph ^ | October 15, 2008 | Jon Swaine
    Warner Brothers has delayed the re-release of a film about American prisoners of war in Vietnam in case it influences the outcome of the US presidential election. The studio has temporarily blocked the release of the DVD version of the 1987 film Hanoi Hilton, which will feature an interview with John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, about his imprisonment in Hoa Lo prison during the war. The film, which gave a favourable portrayal of US prisoners, will now be released on November 11 - a week after the election. Warner Brothers's decision is likely to raise suggestions that it did...
  • McCain interview won't be shown until after election

    10/14/2008 4:36:30 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 10 replies · 617+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 14, 2008 | MICHAEL CIEPLY
    If Sen. John McCain has more to say publicly about his time in a North Vietnamese prison before next month's election, it will not be with help from Warner Brothers. The studio moved quietly over the last few weeks to block any promotional showing of an interview — tied to the release of the first DVD version of the 1987 film Hanoi Hilton — in which McCain spoke of his imprisonment in the Hoa Lo prison during the Vietnam War. The studio is concerned that any pre-election showing might embroil the project in electoral politics. "It's just us trying to...
  • John McCain Speaks As A POW-1985 (Video)

    09/23/2008 4:01:41 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 4 replies · 242+ views
    CBS and YouTube ^ | 1985 | Walter Cronkite I just read General Robbie Risner's book "The Passing of the Night - My Seven Years as a Prisoner or the North Vietnamese." I have also read "When Hell Was In Session" by Admiral Jeremiah Denton. These men were tortured to a point that Americans cannot even comprehend. Risner had his arms literally ripped from their sockets, and when he heard the inhuman high pitched screams, he didn't even realize at the time that they were his. The pain was that bad. McCain went through the same torture of being hung on a meat hook with his arms pinned...
  • Key Rattlers taunt McCain over his POW years.

    08/25/2008 2:10:15 PM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 76 replies · 344+ views
    8/25/08 | vanity
    I should never be shocked by the bad manners on the left but this stunt just might haunt them more than Wellstone's funeral. There is a key rattling stunt/taunt growing in popularity amongst the Democrats. Some may try to play it off as mocking him for having so many houses but the truth is that the jingling keys are to imitate the prison guards at the Hanoi Hilton. Whatever they're thinking they better stop it soon because even apolitical types will side with McCain out of sympathy if for no other reason. I learned the true meaning of this key...
  • VIDEO-Full Interview with American Military Hero, Bud Day

    05/08/2008 5:28:23 PM PDT · by LJayne · 20 replies · 64+ views
    FOX News ^ | 5/08/08 | Carl Cameron
    Like John McCain, Col. George E. "Bud" Day spent over 5 yrs in Vietnamese POW camps. Day and John McCain were cell-mates for about 2 and a half years. Day is a legendary military hero with more medals and ribbons than anyone since General Douglas MacArthur.
  • Getting to Know John McCain [MUST READ!]

    04/29/2008 10:07:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 346 replies · 1,316+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 30, 2008 | Karl Rove
    It came to me while I was having dinner with Doris Day. No, not that Doris Day. The Doris Day who is married to Col. Bud Day, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, fighter pilot, Vietnam POW and roommate of John McCain at the Hanoi Hilton. As we ate near the Days' home in Florida recently, I heard things about Sen. McCain that were deeply moving and politically troubling. Moving because they told me things about him the American people need to know. And troubling because it is clear that Mr. McCain is one of the most private individuals to run...
  • CA: Former POW, Oregon businessman die in plane crash that killed 3

    11/09/2007 10:15:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 300+ views
    A former Navy captain and prisoner of war in Vietnam was one of three who died Friday when a small two-engine plane crashed in California's Central Valley. Cole Black of Escondido was aboard the twin-engine plane that crashed in an orange grove in a rural area near Delano, his wife, Karen Black, told The Associated Press. Black, a Navy pilot who was shot down over North Vietnam and was jailed in a prison nicknamed "Hanoi Hilton" for nearly seven years, was heading home after speaking to students in Oregon about his experience as a POW. In 1993 article, Black told...
  • Jane Fonda slammed for not paying female employees

    08/19/2007 3:52:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies · 3,655+ views
    Yahoo! Movies ^ | August 16, 2007
    Veteran actress and feminist Jane Fonda has been slammed for not paying her female employees working in the actress' radio network Green Stone Media. The twice Oscar winner and the radio network's co-founder Gloria Steinem have been accused of "putting their own reputations above their female employees' finances." According to the New York Post, Fonda and Steinem are 'refusing to pay severance, and the founders won't file for bankruptcy protection because it would publicly embarrass Jane and Gloria.' However, the 'Klute' star's spokesperson has denied the reports and said that the accusations are unfounded. "This is pure speculation. There is...