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A Great American Has Passed From This Life;

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We don't do politics but this is my blog and I don't feel very political when I recognize the passing of Senator John McCain.

Long before it was ever a matter of debate I learned that this man had suffered greatly because he served this country in battle during the Viet Nam War. He was only one of many but he was one whos name I became familiar with because of his position over the past 35 years. I remember when our POW's were repatriated and in the years to come would learn this mans name as it became a household name.

John McCain was one of the millions I hold great respect for. I believe he was a great man and a patriot of this nation and I will miss his sound reasoning as he is gone now and forever. I never saw John McCain as a republican, a conservative, I only saw a man of great spirit who projected common sense when I wanted to hear it the most from a leader.

I'm just a nobody who fishes and write about how to fish on a blog but I'm sad to see the men of Senator McCain's generation leaving me and they will leave a void which may never again be filled.

That's what I have to say about this one mans death.

Updated 08-26-2018 at 11:11 PM by Ard



  1. spm's Avatar
    I agree, Ard. I especially like what you said about not seeing him as a republican or a democrat. I too only saw him as a Senator!

  2. Ard's Avatar
    I see that even though Sen. McCain has been dead for over 7 months 'Bone Spur' has been making more stupid comments again.

    I wasn't called up for service in Viet Nam, the draft was ended the same time that I graduated from high school. I had my card while I was a senior my classification was 1-H

    First I received a reclassification letter informing me that my classification was to change to 1-A

    Next I received a letter stating the selective service draft had ended.

    I swear to God, had the draft not ended I would have enlisted so I at least had a choice of branch.

    I didn't play Squash or any other collage sport and I sure as hell didn't have bone spurs.

    I did not serve and there is no way in this world I would ever insult the integrity or service of someone who went in my place. I find the things that Bone Spur says about John McCain totally disgusting and I think he was a coward back then and he's a coward now. Someone who thinks he could have been a General when he didn't have the balls to be a private!

    It's my blog post so if you don't agree just keep it to yourself. I just can't stand the idea of this man not leaving the name and memory of a dead Veteran rest in peace.