John sidney McCain was born August 29 1936 at coco solo naval air station in the panama canal zone, to naval officer John S. McCain jr. and Roberta wright McCain. He had an older sister Sandy and a younger brother Joe.
Later on in McCain's life he became a prisoner of war. McCain's capture and subsequent imprisonment occurred October 26. He was flying his 23rd bombing mission over north Vietnam. when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi.