United States senator and Vietnam War hero John McCain dies aged 81

United States senator and Vietnam War hero John McCain dies aged 81

United States senator and Vietnam War hero John McCain dies aged 81

He was admitted earlier that month to Walter Reed National Military Center for treatment of side effects from chemotherapy and radiation to beat glioblastoma, a terminal and aggressive form of brain cancer.

Though McCain frequently sparred with his own party, plenty of Republican voices weighed in with kind remembrances Saturday. His dogged patriotism and passion for country made him an inspiration, and a model, for all of us.

John McCain's office announced his death on Sunday.

"I will remember the good times", Palin added.

McCain had an unsuccessful run for president as a self-styled maverick Republican in 2008 but lost to Democrat Barack Obama, who went on to become the first black USA president.

President Donald Trump extended his "deepest sympathies and respect".

"John McCain was about more than politics".

"May his life and legacy continue to inspire us to build a future for this country, and a history for this country, that would make John McCain proud".

Less than a decade after his March 1973 release, McCain was elected to the House as a Republican from Arizona.

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Eventually, he recovered from injuries and infection, only to spend two years in solitary confinement, where he used codes to communicate with other prisoners. He switched from the House to the Senate in 1987 and forged a reputation as a military hawk - he was one of the Iraq war's biggest champions - and maverick willing to defy the right and work across the aisle on issues such as campaign finance and immigration reform.

In running for president in 2008, McCain tried to succeed an unpopular fellow Republican in Bush, who was leaving office with the country mired in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and stuck in a financial crisis. In 2008, he ran again, winning the nomination but eventually losing the general election to Barack Obama.

Biden's book is about his late son Beau, and his battle against the very same brain cancer that afflicted McCain. McCain said that upon capture he was beaten by an angry mob and bayoneted in the groin. He was a leader to senators from both parties, a touchstone on foreign and domestic issues.

A dark period for McCain came as one of the "Keating Five " group of senators accused of improperly intervening with federal regulators to help political contributor and bank executive Charles Keating, whose Lincoln Savings and Loan failed in 1989 at a cost to taxpayers of US$3.4 billion (S$4.64 billion). Those were causes greater than himself and party politics. Barack Obama. "He's an Arab", she said, implying he was not an American.

McCain's wife, Cindy, thanked everyone saying, that their entire family "is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from around the world".

"I am lucky to count myself among those privileged enough to have known him".

"A patriot, war hero, true American and incredible senator", Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, tweeted Saturday.

Cindy McCain, the senator's wife, wrote in a tweet, "I love my husband with all of my heart".

A police escort accompanied the hearse that carried his body, as a fiery sunset cast its last light over the rustic countryside McCain loved dearly, and local residents came bearing flowers for the late political titan. In his concession speech, Mr. McCain, citing the death of Mr. Obama's grandmother only 48 hours earlier, said, "Senator Obama has achieved a great thing for himself and for his country, and I applaud him for it and offer him his honest sympathy his beloved grandmother did not see him on this day".

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