Aug 30, 2018
RIP John McCain - Hero Who Took a Bayonet to His
Groin! - Episode 46
On the heels of John McCain’s death, the guys decide to record a
podcast dedicated to the American Hero. They discuss his families’
origins, his career in the armed forces, his 5-year stint in the
“Hanoi Hilton”, and his career in politics. There are a lot of good
laughs in this episode, but one thing is clear. John McCain was an
- [03:00] – John McCain (not to be confused with John McClane of
Die Hard) was most notably known as a US Senator in the state of
- [09:55] – John McCain was the son and grandson of military
royalty. His father and grandfather were both 4 star generals in
- [10:35] – He didn’t take life seriously in his youth and during
his time in the Navy he crashed two planes. He was considered a
- [12:00] – McCain may have been responsible for The USS
Forresstal Fire in 1967.
- [18:01 – Also in 1967 McCain’s plane was shot down over Hanoi.
He was stabbed in the groin and the leg and was captured by the
Vietnamese. He spent 5 years as a Prisoner of War and was beaten
and starved regularly.
- [21:22] – The camp that McCain was held prisoner in was called
deemed “The Hanoi Hilton”.
- [23:28] – The Vietnamese offered to let him ago but he refused.
To honor his word to the military he refused to leave because there
were other US Soldiers who were captured before him that didn’t
have the opportunity to be free.
- [32:33] – McCain was part of The Keating Five.
- [37:35] – He talked George Bush out of enhancing interrogation
and torture techniques during the Iraq War.
The Takeaway – John McCain always tried to
right his wrongs and is definitely an American Hero.
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