Giants Who Wouldn’t Pull Rank…

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Sometimes, selfless decisions are made without fanfare, yet come to light years later. We’re running short on noble decisions of late, yet those made decades ago by two prominent Arizonans— both affectionately “adopted”—are noteworthy.

Senator John McCain’s recent death resulted in much reflection on his life of service to his country, including his imprisonment in Viet Nam for more than five years.

When captors realized his prominence, they saw great public relations value in releasing him soon after imprisonment. He immediately balked, indicating that he would wait his turn. And he did, “staying put” as a prisoner for four more years of punishment and degradation.


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