During my 2016 trip to Vietnam, our cabdriver said, “Look, that is the John McCain Memorial.” A monument near the Truch Bach Lake in Hanoi shows where McCain’s plane was shot down by enemy forces during a U.S. bombing mission during the Vietnam War on Oct. 27, 1967.   “Why do you have a memorial to him?” I asked.    “Everyone wants to know where he was shot down. He’s an American senator!”    After U.S. Senator John McCain’s death on Aug. 25, widespread mourning in […]

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