Senator John McCain (R.AZ) has died at age 81 of brain cancer. That is a very hard way to go, as I know from my secretary of 30 years dying from similar cancer three years ago on August 28, 2015. He is at peace now, and my prayers for both him and his family. I was not a political supporter of Senator McCain except, reluctantly, when he was the Republican standard bearer in 2008. However, I never doubted his courage, based upon his refusal to accept freedom in 1968 from his North Vietnamese captors due, doubtless, to his father being a high ranking Admiral and the North Vietnamese seeking a propaganda coup. He was warned by his captors that refusal would mean torture and very bad treatment for him, and they amply kept their word. Whatever else he did in his life, at that moment McCain was a true American hero.