Saturday, October 27, 2012

McCain marks Vietnam War event on Twitter

 October 26. 2012 - Arizona Sen. John McCain wryly noted a piece of his own history Friday with a tweet.

"45 years ago today I intercepted a surface-to-air missile with my own airplane over Hanoi!" the Republican senator posted on Twitter.

As a Navy pilot in 1967, McCain was on his 23rd bombing mission in Vietnam when he was shot down, seriously injured and captured by the North Vietnamese. For the next five and a half years, McCain was held captive in the Hoa Lo prison that infamously became known as the "Hanoi Hilton."

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