Joe McCain was a member of the United States Navy and in 1965 to 1966 served as an enlisted man aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) during the Vietnam War.   During that conflict and his brother's long time as a prisoner of war , the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia , which included Joe ...
- Early Life and Education
- Vietnam Era
- Political Involvement
Joseph Pinckney McCain II was born to John S. McCain, Jr. and Roberta McCain on April 26, 1942 in the naval base hospital in New London, Connecticut. His father's perpetual traveling for Navy assignments meant that Joe had attended 17 different schools by the time he completed 9th grade. He entered the United States Naval Academy, but left in 1961 during his first year. Although he had tried to emulate his older brother, father (against his advice), grandfather and forebears, he later said "I just didn't like all the formations and inspections and things like that."He then attended the College of William & Mary, where he later said he "discovered fraternities and beer and girls."
Joe McCain was a member of the United States Navy and in 1965 to 1966 served as an enlisted man aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) during the Vietnam War. During that conflict and his brother's long time as a prisoner of war, the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia, which included Joe, heightened awareness of the POWs' plight. In 1970, McCain sat in a bamboo cage in Los Angeles, eating simulated POW food to dramatize the plight of POWs. In the same year, he and two other brothers of POWs traveled around the U.S. circulating petitions to be presented to North Vietnamese representatives, and sought the signatures of opponents of the Vietnam War as well as those supporting it.He then helped bring 13 tons of mail to the North Vietnamese delegation at the Paris Peace Talks, demanding humane treatment for the POWs.
Following Vietnam, McCain tried both journalism and medical school before moving to acting. He worked at the San Diego Union and San Diego Evening Tribune, but got in trouble at one for perpetrating a prank. He subsequently became a dinner theateractor. McCain married around 1998, but divorced in 2008, having no children.
2000 presidential election
McCain was a volunteer manager for his brother's 2000 presidential campaign in his home state of Virginia, making over 100 campaign appearances. He expressed anger at some of the tactics that George W. Bushused in defeating his brother, and said that the Republican Party needed to be reformed.
Possible congressional run
In 2001, Republican Party activists in Northern Virginia tried to recruit McCain to run for the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 8th congressional district against the incumbent Democrat Jim Moran. They believed McCain's personal characteristics, combined with his brother's name and appeal to moderate voters, would allow an effective challenge.McCain declined to run, however, due to the growing Democratic tilt of the district, saying, "I don't mind running uphill for anything. Bu...
In 2005, McCain was vocal in his reaction to revelations of Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse during the Iraq War, saying "To be fighting from supposedly the higher ground, and yet to have allowed this kind of stuff that goes on in Abu Ghraib – it destroys the fact we're fighting for the better cause. It's just awful."
McCain entered the race for the Republican nomination for president in 2000 but lost a heated primary season contest to Governor George W. Bush of Texas. He secured the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, beating fellow candidates Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, though he lost the general election to Barack Obama.
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Oct 05, 2013 · Joe Ewart McCain LANCASTER - Joe Ewart McCain, age 84, of Lancaster, SC passed away October 3, 2013, at CMC-Mercy in Charlotte, NC. Mr. McCain was the son of the late Myrtle and Kirk McCain and was bo
Sep 12, 2020 · Joseph Daniel McCain, 81, passed away Friday, September 11, 2020. He was born in Birmingham, AL on August 16, 1939 and lived in the Birmingham area most of his life.
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Joe McCain President/Integrator Coach Joe moved to San Diego from Arkansas to attend graduate school at San Diego State University where he led an international research project on the Coronados Islands of Mexico.
Sep 11, 2020 · PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reporter Elena LaQuatra introduces us to Joe McCain, this week’s CommUNITY Champion. McCain is taking a stand for unity at the Black Lives Matter mural in...