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1. He has served as the senator from Arizona since 1986. McCain official Senate site. - Mr. Katz

2. He is an Episcopalian. NY Times Biography of John McCain - Tierney

3. He graduated from the U.S Naval Academy in 1958.Wikipedia Daniel Aizenman

4. He retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981.Wikipedia Joseph Goldgewicht

5. McCain served as a congressman for four years before becoming senatorThe John McCain website- timeline about his life Isa

6. John attended college at the United States Naval Academy, and launched a 22-year career as a naval aviator upon his graduation.Jonh McCain official webpage Mafe

7. Mr. John McCain was actually born in Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone. - Lydia

8.McCain continued his family tradition of service to country passed down to him from his father and grandfather when he asked to serve in the Vietnam War. McCain official website Mariangel

9.He served in the senate for over over 25 years, that is 23 more years than obama, he has a strong policy for national security. - Melanie Favini

10. Both his father and grandfather were admirals of the United States Navy. The senior McCains were the first father-son pair to achieve four star admiral rank. Fifty Things you didn't know about John McCain ( -Paula Sevilla ^^

11. McCain retired from the Navy in 1981, with recognitions including a Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Ella :D

12.First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982. - Bianca Rodriguez-Lamas

13.On July 29 1967, John narrowly survived the first of many near-death experiences during his lifetime while preparing to take off on a bombing mission over North Vietnam from his ship, the USS Forrestal ( . Carlos

14. John McCain attended Episcopal High School, a private boarding school, in Alexandria, Virginia and graduated in 1954.
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15. McCain was a prisoner of war until 1973, experiencing a lot of torture and refusing an out-of-sequence early repariation offer. His war wounds gave him lifelong physical limitations. Ingrid

16. McCain was a varsity wrestler and earned the nicknames "Punk" and "McNasty." Fifty things you didn't know about McCain Luke

17. He is a member of 34 organizations Vote smart Biography Senator John S. McCain - Agnieszka

18. Although near death, the North Vietnamese refused him treatment unless he gave them military information, and in fact beat him further. McCain only offered his name, rank, serial number and date of birth. Erik Reiche