A Vietnam War Veteran & POW Battle with Brain Cancer comes to an end.
By Raymond Christian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In honor of a fallen officer and dedicated humanitarian. I must say that Senator John McCain will be missed. His training as a military officer, his presence, knowledge and experience is not something that can be so easily replaced or recreated.
It takes a man with this kind of diligence one who has actually been a prisoner of war. To stand on the green carpet and speak up for the Vietnam Veterans. Senator McCain understood the need of having bills related to those who have served the United States passed. It was important to help them to be able to take care of themselves, to be made whole. It is unfortunate our government is still denying soldiers the relief they deserve.
Senator John McCain has been that voice through the years a voice for all soldiers. But moreso a voice for the forgotten Vietnam Veterans and their continuous suffering and battles with “Agent Orange.”
Senator John McCain was a captured POW one of the few men able to speak on the sufferin the Vietnam Veterans had to endure. Senator John McCain was captured by the Vietnamese and placed in solitary confinement in Vietnam. Prior to being placed in solitary confinement as a POW Senator McCain requested the release of the POW’s with him. This request led to unwarranted attention being placed on him. Which also led to him being forced into solitary confinement for two years. Senator John McCain was continuously tortured beyond imaginary beliefs. He was denied medical attention.
Regardless of whether Senator McCain was a Democrat or Republican it really doesn’t matter we must look at the man and the work he has put forward to make this world a better place for all. What we as a nation of people must look at is the concept of freedom and what this great nation America stands for. What is the right thing to do to move this nation forward. From a more personal stand point I saw Senator McCain’s viewpoints on many issues especially on those concerning the Vietnam Veterans as an equalizer for justice.
Senator McCain’s service in the military and government helped to prepare him in his leadership roles for the progress of this nation. He gave of himself which is something others are not willing to do. He invested his time and effort for change. He denied himself time with family, friends and loved ones for the benefit of the United States of America.
His military record speaks for itself In March 1973, after years of torture, McCain and other POWs were released. He later received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross. His time in government remain impeccable.
Thank you Senator John McCain for your dedication to service, your loyalty, and integrity you continuously exhibited to all is an example to follow for many. Gob bless you on your journey upwards through the pearly gates. Rest in peace you have fought a long and hard battle. Let these words rain with you forevermore Matthew 25:21 King James Version (KJV)
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
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