After the tragic news broke that Republican Senator John McCain had been diagnosed with brain cancer, an outpour of support for him and his family has been tremendous, with Republicans and Democrats alike sending their well wishes.
Now, a picture of a young McCain has gone viral with people calling him an American hero.
just so everyone is aware: young john mccain was very hot (thread) pic.twitter.com/sGEY3leCui
— Erika Harwood (@erikaharwood) July 20, 2017
The photo which has gone viral on Reddit was taken in 1965 when McCain was just 29 years old and shows the veteran with his squadron and a T-2 Buckeye trainer.
It was taken two years before he was captured and forced to spend five and a half years in captivity as a POW in North Vietnam.