Sunday, November 21, 2010

Veterans Day Every Day

Am embarrassed I missed this obit.

It would be one of the most amazing sea stories ever... even if it was not true. And that is before you realize that the detonation of the rocket that started it all is literally underneath one John McCain. In a higher resolution version of the video below you will see then LCDR McCain scurrying out over the forward fuel probe on his plane and through the flames seconds before the bombs on his plane cooked off.  The resulting damage to the USS Enterprise would precipitate his transfer to the Oriskany from which he was flying when he was shot down and taken prisoner.  That butterfly controls all our our lives in ways we just don't know.


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home