John McCain Dies: Maverick Senator, GOP Presidential Nominee & Vietnam Hero Was 81

John McCain, who went from Vietnam War hero to become “the Maverick of the Senate,” died Saturday of brain cancer at his home in Phoenix at his home in Arizona. He was 81. He family had announced August 24 that he was discontinuing treatmen…

John McCain, who went from Vietnam War hero to become “the Maverick of the Senate,” died Saturday of brain cancer at his home in Phoenix at his home in Arizona. He was 81. He family had announced August 24 that he was discontinuing treatment for his aggresive glioblastoma. The son and grandson of Navy admirals who have a warship named for them, McCain, represented Arizona in the Senate more than 30 years. He was a decorated naval aviator who was shot down over North…