Sam Johnson Statement on Passing of Fellow Vietnam POW, Senator John McCain

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Washington, August 25, 2018 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of U.S. Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) passing, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement:


We have lost a genuine American hero today.   John and I were fellow POWs at the “Hanoi Hilton,” and I can testify to the fact that he did everything he could to defend freedom and honor our Great Nation – not just in that hell on earth, but beyond those bleak years.  This is most evident in his continued service on behalf of others while in the U.S. House and Senate.  We are a grateful Nation for his service and sacrifice both in and out of uniform. 


John’s strength of spirit, commitment to democracy, and love of God and country all shape the inspiring legacy of service he leaves behind. 


God bless you, partner, and I salute you.  You will not be forgotten. 

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