31 Oct '17, 1am

[email protected]'s message to @NavalAcademy: "Do the right thing, thanks or no thanks."

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John McCain on Monday gratefully thanked U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen for sacrificing for fellow Americans "who won't be asked to make sacrifices for you" in an emotional address from the former Navy pilot now battling brain cancer. With a mix of humor and pathos, the six-term Arizona senator returned to his alma mater to speak to the Brigade of Midshipmen and field a few questions about past presidential campaigns, the Russia probe and advice for those at the academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, 81, described himself as an "undistinguished member of the class of 1958" and now stands as the "luckiest guy you'll ever know." The senator underwent surgery in mid-July to remove a 2-inch blood clot in his brain after being diagnosed with an aggressive tumor called a glioblastoma. "Many of you will risk everything for your country. You will make ...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/mccain-thanks-midshipmen-...

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