In a further repudiation of the “Songbird” smear of John McCain, in which he is accused of collaborating with the communist Viet Cong while their prisoner, there are 24 ex-POWs who are at the Republican Convention to support their brother.
There are 24 of them here, the men who went through hell with John McCain in Vietnamese prison camps four decades ago.
A few are politicking and organizing, but most are here simply to support the man they say represents a choice for America between honor and image.
“There is a waning sense of honor and duty … and that is troubling. And this election may be all about that very thing,” said Orson Swindle, who was a cellmate with Mr. McCain for two years in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison camp.
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