Sunday, January 3, 2016

the mccains

As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.

I include here something of the Heroic History of a family now quite despised due to their son and grandson, Senator John McCain.
It is a short comment, but at the surrender of Japan in 1945, the McCain family was there.

After the ceremony, Vice Admiral "Slew" McCain went back to Proteus with me, where we had lunch in the Captain's mess with his son, Jack, a veteran submarine skipper, who at the moment had command of the 1-14. It was a very cheery meal, for the McCains hadn't seen each other in months, and much good-natured banter as to aviators versus submariners was batted back and forth.

Admiral McCain, who had been detached from duty in command of the Carrier Task Force, shoved off after lunch to catch a plane back to the U.S. He was apparently in good health— though always very nervous and much too thin—and certainly he was in highest spirits at the prospect of getting home now that the job was done.

The news, therefore, which came a few days later, of his sudden death at home in Coronado, was a great shock to us all. A daring and skillful leader had gone to his rest.

His was one of many deaths in the first few postwar years-Admiral Pete Mitscher, Lieutenant General Roy Geiger, Rear Admiral Dick Voge, among them—of leaders who carried tremendous burdens of responsibility during the war, with apparently no ill effects, only to pay the price of overstrain when the tension relaxed.

- Admiral Charles A. Lockwood

These things should not be forgotten as war has many forms as do those who served. The arrogance of a silver spoon grandson, besmirches the honor of the family, as much as a talking vulva granddaughter on talk radio, vacuous of information or understanding.

Nuff said