John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and military officer who served as a US Senator from Arizona until his death in 2018. He also served two terms in the House Of Reprisentatives and was the Republican nominee for President of the US in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.
McCain graduated from the US Naval in 1958 and was commissioned into the US Navy. During the Vietnam War he was almost killed in the 1967 Forrestal fire.
While on a bombing mission during Operation Rolling Thunder over Hanoi in October 1967, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese.