Faulty Memory

Bill Whittle admits being a little hazy on McCain family history:

I knew McCain’s father and grandfather were admirals. I did not know his grandfather was on the USS Missouri, came home, and died the next day after giving everything he had for his country. That’s powerful.

Uh huh. I bet he also didn’t know that the senator’s grandfather helped Bull Halsey sail TF38, the Navy’s World War II carrier strike force, into typhoons, twice, with significant loss of life in one and damage to several carriers in the other. Halsey, by that time a Navy icon, kept his job. The elder McCain got sent to the beach (he was about to be relieved by Admiral John Towers when the Japanese surrendered). There were many in the task force who thought both Halsey and McCain Sr. were past it by that point in the war.

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