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  •  McCain stupidly disobeyed orders and that got him (5+ / 0-)

    taken prisoner in North Vietnam.  As I remember it was an order to avoid the anti-aircraft guns or an order to avoid getting into dogfights that he disobeyed.  Nobody has alleged he deserted to North Vietnam, but he did lose his multimillion dollar plane.  I think that was the third plane he lost for the Navy.

    Maybe we should ask him if he was trying to desert to North Vietnam.  

    We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

    by david78209 on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 02:22:30 PM PDT

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    •  You remember wrong (0+ / 0-)

      He was on a mission to bomb a power plant in downtown Hanoi and was hit by an SA-2 missile coming off the bombing run. Even if you were locked on by the fire control radar you didn't run. He ejected when his plane was in an upside down spin.

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