(CNN)Whenever America was in a fight during his prolonged lifetime, John McCain was in a thick of it.
By 1967, McCain was in a Pacific and transient genocide in a large glow aboard a USS Forrestal aircraft carrier. Months later, he was shot down in his Skyhawk jet over North Vietnam and parachuted into a lake nearby Hanoi, violation both arms and a leg, and was restrained by comrade soldiers. In captivity, McCain was tortured and beaten, an knowledge that left him with lifelong injuries, including exceedingly limited transformation of his arms. He kept himself lucid by drumming on a wall to promulgate with a associate restrained in a adjacent cell. Later, he refused a offer of a favoured release, done since his father was an admiral, until his comrades could also come home, eventually returning in 1973 to a republic politically ripped by a war.McCain, who was divorced from his initial wife, Carol, in 1980, is survived by his wife, Cindy, and 7 children, including 3 sons who continued a family tradition of portion in a armed army and a daughter, Meghan, who is a presenter on ABC’s “The View.” His mother, Roberta, aged 106, is also still living.