Senator John McCain, A Modern Day Benedict Arnold

Senator John McCain, A Modern Day Benedict Arnold

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John “Songbird” McCain, a North Vietnamese Ace.

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A fire on a United States Navy carrier stationed off the coast of Vietnam kills 134 service members on this day in 1967.Called an accident, John McCain is infamous for causing one of the biggest catastrophes in U.S. Navy history by one of its own.

A fire on a United States Navy carrier stationed off the coast of Vietnam kills 134 service members on this day in 1967.

The deadly fire on the USS Forrestal began with the accidental launch of a rocket.

During the Vietnam War, the USS Forrestal was often stationed off the coast of North Vietnam, conducting combat operations.

On the morning of July 29, the ship was preparing to attack when a rocket from one of its own F-4 Phantom jet fighters was accidentally launched.The rocket streaked across the deck and hit a parked A-4 Skyhawk jet. The Skyhawk, which was waiting to take…
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