John McCain has died at age 81, after a long battle with Glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor.
Senator John McCain was an American statesman, and a long time United State Senator, and former Presidential GOP nominee and Vietnam POV survivor.
In 2017, Senator John McCain announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor and earlier this week, his family announced he was discontinuing treatment. He died on Saturday.
John McCain was Vietnam war hero with more than 35-years of public service and who became one of the most distinctive figures in modern American politics died at his home in Arizona on Saturday.
The Arizonan warrior politician, who survived plane crashes, several bouts of skin cancer and brushes with political oblivion, often seemed to be perpetually waging a race against time and his own mortality while striving to ensure that his five-and-a-half years as a Vietnam prisoner of war did not stand as the defining experience of his life.
John McCain has earlier said this about himself and his life. he said:
“It’s been quite a ride. I’ve known great passions, seen amazing wonders, fought in a war, and helped make peace,” McCain wrote. “I’ve lived very well and I’ve been deprived of all comforts. I’ve been as lonely as a person can be and I’ve enjoyed the company of heroes. I’ve suffered the deepest despair and experienced the highest exultation.
“I made a small place for myself in the story of America and the history of my times.”
Senator John McCain entered the Naval Academy in June of 1954. He served in the United States Navy until 1981. He was elected to the US House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and to the Senate in 1986