McCain Betrays Peasant During Vietnam War

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McCain Betrays Peasant During Vietnam War

Postby JohnAllen » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:07 pm

I received this note in a email from a veteran. Is this correct? Comments, Questions, Feedback.......


How McCain betrayed the Vietnamese peasant who saved his life (Mail Online [UK])

How war hero John McCain betrayed the Vietnamese peasant who saved
his life

In all the tales of wartime courage peppering John McCain's
presidential campaign trail, perhaps the most outstanding example of
selfless heroism involves not the candidate but a humble Vietnamese

On October 26, 1967, Mai Van On ran from the safety of a bomb shelter
at the height of an air raid and swam out into the lake where
Lieutenant Commander McCain was drowning, tangled in his parachute
cord after ejecting when his Skyhawk bomber was hit by a missile.

In an extraordinary act of compassion at a time when Vietnamese
citizens were being killed by US aerial bombardments, he pulled a
barely conscious McCain to the lake surface and, with the help of a
neighbour, dragged him towards the shore.

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