Who is John McCain?
John McCain, real name John Sidney McCain, was born on August 29, 1936, and died on August 25, 2018. He was an American Statesman. He remained the United States Senator from Arizona from January 3, 1987, until his death on August 25, 2018. Before him, Barry Goldwater was the US Senator from Arizona. But due to his sudden death, this seat is still vacant. From January 3, 2015, to August 25, 2018, he also worked as the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. And his death left this seat vacant too. From January 3, 2005, to January 3, 2007, he remained the Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. And exactly, 2 years prior to this era, he served as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee. And from January 3, 1983, to January 3, 1987, he rendered his services as the member of the US House of Representatives from Arizona’s First District.
Due to his political opinion, he always remained a pro-republican, he devoted his whole life to politics, and until his death, he proved to be a competent, true and strong politician. He was born in 1936 at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone. He was born to a Naval officer John S. McCain Jr. He has one brother Joe and sister Sandy. He belongs to Scot-Irish and English ancestry. His father and paternal grandfather were also the Naval Academy graduates. And both of them became the four-star holder US Navy Admirals.
USS John McCain:
USS John McCain, original and name is USS John S. McCain(DDG-56), is an Arleigh Burke-Class destroyer. That is currently in the use of the US Navy. This is exclusively known as the Destroyer Squadron 15 within the seventh fleet. On August 21, 2017, the aforesaid destroyer collided with the merchant ship Alnic MC off the coast of Singapore. The collision resulted in 15 casualties. Ten crew member demised and 5 people injured badly. Senator John McCain has always remained attached with this warship that was named after his father John S. McCain Jr and grandfather John S. McCain Sr. Both the navy admirals commanded the aircraft career USS Ranger and fast Carrier Task Force in the final stages of the world war II. Therefore, to tribute the two brave admirals, the warship was named after them.
USS John McCain missing sailors:
As per the report published by The Washington Post on August 24, 2017, there were the 10 sailors that lost from the USS John McCain. Actually, the warship collided with a merchant ship or oil tanker off the coast of Singapore. The ten sailors were first declared lost, but later their bodies were recovered. All of them were damaged badly and became unrecognizable. That was the worst accident, and everyone was emotional and sad about this tragedy. But the courage of the martyrs’ families and the US Navy was commendable. After the McCain collision, the US Navy administration announced a one day pause across the entire fleet. It was done to examine the root causes of this drastic collision that led to the demise of brave officers. That was a priceless treasure for the US Navy.
John McCain Role in the USS Forrestal Fire:
In 1967, an aircraft carrier caught fire that led to the deaths of 134 sailors. The Senator John McCain’s, the then Navy bomber pilot, negligence was considered the root cause behind that fire. Although 161 people survived from that fire, and John McCain was also one of those survivors with minor injuries. Yet he was blamed for the accident. later investigations proved him guilty for that tragedy. The investigators and survivors told McCain deliberately wet-started his A-4E to shake up the guy in the plane behind his A-4. The Wet-starts spontaneously shoot a large flame from the tail of the aircraft. That led to a massive explosion and fire. And consequently, the F-4 pilot killed on the spot. Although McCain did not do this intentionally. But his mistake or negligence to have a wet-start led to the demise of 134 innocent people and injuries of 161 sailors.
John McCain Senator:
Electronic, print, digital and social media have spread and broadcasted the news of the death of Senator John McCain. Who died on Saturday, August 25, 2018. He was suffering from brain cancer. And just one day prior to his death, he refused to continue his treatment. The discontinuity of his treatment led to his death at the age of 81. Although everyone is mourning at his death, yet exclusive heed is being paid who would replace him on the seat that he has left vacant. He was the former Navy pilot, Vietnam prisoner of the war and Republican Presidential Nominee. Who served for 30 years as the Senator of Arizona State. He is being tributed as an American and a Senator, who will not be forgotten. He was a symbol of patriotism, passion, dedication, and determination. It has also been declared until he is buried, the name of his replacement will not be announced. But there is an assumption that Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey will be McCain’s replacement until the next general elections in 2020.
The all-time Republican was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in July 2017. It is commonly called the most aggressive form of brain cancer. He was a very brave and strong man. Therefore, he asked his family and doctors to discontinue his treatment. Although due to his critical condition and severity of the disease, he left his office in May 2018. Yet his love and passion were still with his state, country, and work. He left a crying wife and 5 children behind him. Who are extremely sad and expressing their love for their beloved husband and father.
How old is John McCain?
He was 81 years old who devoted 6 decades of his life to the betterment, development, and progress of his nation. He is a symbol of honor, prestige, and pride for the United States of America. At the time of his death, it was estimated that his net worth was $16 million.
John McCain married twice in his life. First, he got married to Carol McCain in 1965. But their marriage ended in 1980 due to their legal separation. In the same year, he got married to Cindy McCain, who remained his beloved and faithful wife until his death. McCain is the father of 5 children:
(i) Meghan McCain, who was born on October 23, 1984. She is 33 years old and wife of Ben Domenech.
(ii) John Sidney McCain IV was born on May 2, 1986. he got married to Renee Swift McCain in 2013.
(iii) Sidney McCain was born on September 2, 1966, to John McCain and his ex-wife Carol McCain.
(iv) Bridget McCain was delivered by Cindy McCain on July 21, 1991. She is getting an education from Arizona State University Temple Campus.
(v) James McCain was born on May 21, 1988.
Health Care Vote:
Although John McCain Always hated Obamacare. Yet he also saved it. When he was diagnosed with the aggressive brain cancer, he proclaimed he would not vote for the Republican health care bill in its current form, He did not support Obamacare, but he courageously disdains the Republican’s health care bill. As per him, the bill needed various amendments and reforms. In its current form, it was unable to serve the common people in the USA.
Both President Donald Trump and his Vice President did not issue any official statement on the death of their senator John McCain. They offered their condolences to the senator’s family via their sad tweets. But President Donald Trump did not offer his special tribute to the veteran senator. Actually, McCain was a very proud and prestigious American. On some issues, he had clashes with President Trump. Who did not effectively respond to the death of the senator? Media extremely criticized his behavior, so he announced that the White House flag will be returned to half-staff. Mr. Trump said in a statement
“Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect senator John McCain’s services to our country and, in his honor, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his interment”.
Mr.Trump also confirmed he would not attend McCain funeral next weekend. But his chief of staff and secretary of defense would attend the Burial. Melania Trump will attend McCain’s funeral without her husband. In April 2018, she traveled to Houston for the funeral of the former first lady Barbara Bush. But President Donald Trump did not join her.
Omaha Buddy Chuck Larson and John McCain were academic friends. They were together in Naval academy, where they got very close to each other. Later, McCain changed his field and became a Senator. But now, the deaths of both the legends brought them close to each other. John McCain will be buried at the U.S Naval Academy cemetery that is next to his lifelong friend from Omaha. Both friends will lie side by side. The location is at the Severn River in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain had already mentioned the location is his final book “The Restless Wave”. He mentioned he must be buried with his friend, Chuck Larson, who was a graduate of Omaha North High School and served as the superintendent of the Naval Academy. He died of Leukemia at the age of 77 in 2014. And McCain also attended the funeral.
McCain’s funeral ceremony has been divided into 4 parts. On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, his 82nd birthday will be celebrated. A private ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. And the public will be allowed to pay their respects from 1 p.m to 8 p.m. On Thursday, McCain will be taken to the North Phoenix Baptist Church, where his family, friends, some political figures and former Vice President will pay their tribute to the legend Senator, friend, husband, and father. On Friday, a ceremony will be held in Arizona, and it will be broadcast live. And McCain, as the 13th former senator, will receive the honor that is reserved for the most eminent citizens. On Saturday, a memorial service will be held, where the former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will address. President Donald Trump will not be the part of that memorial, but his wife will attend the event to give courtesy and respect to the demised. Finally, on Sunday, September 2, 2018, John McCain will be laid to rest at the cemetery of the U.S Naval academy in Annapolis in Maryland. Where he will accompany his best friend Chuck Larson.
He was a hell active social media user. Whose Twitter account was replete with 14.4 k Tweets, 378 Following, 3.22 M Followers and 101 likes.