John McCain, American POW and long time senator, dies

Senator John McCain, long time US Senator and Prisoner of War during the Vietnam war, passed away. He was 81 years old.

McCain was a presidential candidate multiple times including once winning the Republican nomination. He spent nearly 6 years as a POW where he was subjected to torture that affected him his entire life.

Mr. McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer last year.

The family released this statement

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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