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Aug 30, 2018

Legally Insane

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 American Hero.


  • [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 Arizona.
  • [09:55] – John McCain was the son and grandson of military royalty. His father and grandfather were both 4 star generals in the Navy.
  • [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 terrible pilot.
  • [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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