A Chance to Right a Wrong in November
July 23, 2020
To the Editor:
In October 1967 Navy aviator Lt. Cmdr. John S. McCain III was shot down during a bombing mission over North Vietnam. At that same time Donald J. Trump was claiming service exemption because of a condition he called heel spurs.
For almost six years McCain wasted away in North Vietnamese prisons, subject to daily torture, starvation and deprivation. Living in luxury in New York City, Trump caroused around and claimed that avoiding venereal disease was his Vietnam test.
One of the most brutal tortures McCain endured was being hoisted by his arms, tied behind his back, from rafte...