Published: Tue, August 28, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Arizona Senator John McCain dead after battle with brain cancer

Arizona Senator John McCain dead after battle with brain cancer

He continued: "I've known great passions, seen amazing wonders, fought in a war and helped make a peace..."

"I made a small place for myself in the story of America and the history of my times".

McCain, who was being treated at his home in Arizona, was surrounded by his wife Cindy and his family during his final hours.

In a statement, McCain's family said the Arizona senator has surpassed expectations for his survival, but "the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict".

"Thank you for the privilege of serving you and for the rewarding life that service in uniform and in public office has allowed me to lead". "Cancer's scary, and having someone like him who's been through so much tragedy to empathize and give his time, especially because he's one of the most powerful people on the planet".

25, at age 81 of brain cancer, visited Hope College as a presidential candidate on January 14, 2008, at the invitation of the Hope College Republicans student organization, speaking before a standing-room-only audience in the Maas Center auditorium.

At one point in his seven years as a North Vietnamese prisoner, Byrne was assigned to a room in the "Hanoi Hilton" next door to where McCain was held captive.

The 2008 Republican presidential nominee was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War.

"I understand the discipline and the things that go along about being a service person and protecting our freedoms", Edwards said.

Former presidents, including those who blocked McCain's own White House ambitions, offered emotional tributes.

McCain sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 but lost out to George W. Bush. If there is one thing John McCain and Ernie Brace should teach us, it is never to underestimate the potency of the honest and genuine attempt-however awkward-to reach out and connect with a patient. John McCain's heroism, and order the nation's flags to be flown at half-staff.

The late senator "was a man of honor, a true patriot in the best sense of the word", wrote Democrat Jimmy Carter (1977-1981). "Maybe most of all, he was a truth teller - never afraid to speak truth to power in an era where that has become all too rare". He was a strong supporter of New Zealand's close partnership with the United States.

"In war and peace, John McCain dedicated himself to service & sacrifice for our country".

Sen. John McCain's wife, Cindy McCain, issued a statement minutes after his death Saturday. Jeff Flake, the junior senator from Arizona, appeared on CNN Sunday and emotionally remembered his mentor.

Years later, Flake would join McCain in the upper chamber where he jokingly embraced his unofficial title: "Well, I was simply known as the other senator from Arizona".

The scion of a decorated military family, McCain embraced his role as chairman of the Armed Services Committee, pushing for aggressive US military intervention overseas and eager to contribute to "defeating the forces of radical Islam that want to destroy America". McCain - a Naval Academy graduate who took tremendous pride in his "maverick" label - was captured in October 1967 after his bomber was hit by a missile.

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