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It was just about 10:50 a.m. (local time). The launch that was scheduled for a short time later was never made. Lt. Cmdr. John S. McCain III, later a prisoner of war in Vietnam and still later U.S. Senator from Arizona, said later he heard a "whooshy" sound then a "low-order explosion" in front of him. Suddenly, two A-4s ahead of his plane were engulfed in flaming jet fuel — JP-5 — spewed from them. A bomb dropped to the deck and rolled about six feet and came to rest in a pool of burning fuel.
McCain crashed 5 jets, plus was responsible for the Forrestal fire. Something made the plane behind McCain fired a rocket, which hit McCain's external center fuel tank, and caused a fire. McCain panicked, and dropped two bombs into the fire.
Originally posted by TheBandit795
I don't get it. Why look at something that happened 41 years ago to judge a man's ability to take office today?
Not that I support him, though.
Originally posted by SaviorComplex
Wow, what a credible source...that is if you consider anti-semetic websites credible sources. Don't believe me, look how they blame Jews for every terrible event in history, from the Armenian genocide to the Natalie Holloway death.
Originally posted by MrPenny
reply to post by robwerden
Ya know?....The title for your thread could possibly be construed as libel. Look it up.
You might want to edit that in some way to reflect a less definitive stance.
Originally posted by robwerden
Before the tally of dead and dying was complete, the son and
grandson of admirals had been transferred to the USS Oriskany.
Originally posted by apc
Yet another crime McCain should be in prison for.