In regard to Garry Rogers’ letter, “McCain’s no hero” July 23, I was repulsed by the inaccuracies and mistruths in Mr. Rogers’ letter.
Sen. John McCain was a naval aviator with 23 missions flown into the line of fire. He was, shot down and injured in the line of combat. He was captured and tortured by the enemy and held prisoner for 5 1/2 years. He could have been released earlier if he would have signed a confession that he believed to be not correct. He stood by his principles in spite of the pain and misery. He was the recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.
According to Mr. Rogers, “naval and Air Force pilots faced death every day.” Sen. McCain qualifies. If he wasn’t in the line of fire, how did he get shot down? By Mr. Rogers’ qualifications, Sen. McCain is a hero.
Mr. Rogers, owes Sen. McCain a huge apology, and he owes it to himself to find out the facts.
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