Mon. Oct 15th, 2018

Calgarian helped free McCain from Hanoi hellhole

The prisoner of war camp in North Vietnam was actually nicknamed The Plantation, though Hollywood and the media would eventually change the name to the Hanoi Hilton.

As decades passed, its infamy grew, partly because one of the American pilots freed after five years of imprisonment and torture would go on to become a leader in his country.

But John McCain, the navy pilot who would become a respected senator and presidential candidate, may never have left that hellhole were it not for the actions of a Calgary soldier.

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