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 POW's, McCain, veteran's opinion
Author: hewett 
Date:   2008-04-04 18:59:39

The coals have all but gone out on this website, so I gotta throw a little Kingsford Charcoal Lighter Fluid on her....
Is there a general consensus on how former POW's, Veteran's (especially Brown Shoes) view McCain? I know he and all POW's went through a lot more hell than any of us could dream of.
So gents, any 'quick takes' on McCain in general OR as a presidential candidate?
I'm registered 'Non-Partisan', but quite frankly may not make it to the polls next November....sad.
Senior Fleet Ensign Erasmo, Retired-Gone Fishin'

 Re: POW's, McCain, veteran's opinion
Author: Paul 
Date:   2008-04-08 04:20:59

Raz, John never got to prove himself in combat, did not get in that many missions before he got popped. He was known to be an average Scooter pilot. He certainly passed muster at the Plantation and later at the Hilton as a POW. The worst thing he had going for him in the Navy was his lineage. His Dad and Grand pappy both being Admirals. He inherited all of his father's enemies and probably 1/2 of his friends.

As for the man, read the Nightingale's Song by Robert Timberg. After he returned from the Hilton the medics put him back together. He was never given a sea command no squadron, no ship. He commanded, like Cunningham, a shore based squadron. It was the A-7 transition squadron at Cecil Field near Jacksonville. That p.o.d a few because it was a command for someone that had succeeded with command of a deploying squadron. He never did that.

I am with many, I am likely not voting. I certainly would not vote republican and get more of the same carp we have had for 8-years.

Cheers

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