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John McCain faced death twice as a Navy fighter pilot and survived brutal years as a POW

July 22, 2017

521B7130-3B26-4176-B912-4EF2A4F3D150-407-000000646AC68BFASenator John McCain, the Arizona Republican who has been diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer, told his best friend in the Senate, “I’ve been through worse.”

Much worse. Fifty years ago, the future presidential candidate faced down death repeatedly as a Navy fighter pilot during the Vietnam War.

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