PRESS RELEASE from McCain 2008


For Immediate Release
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Saturday, November 10, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced the endorsement of nearly 80 former prisoners of war. Among the former POWs declaring their support for John McCain are admirals, generals, Medal of Honor recipients, executives, professors, authors and doctors. The average length of captivity for this group exceeds six years.

"John McCain is a remarkable patriot and leader," said Captain Mike Cronin, USN (Ret.). "John embodies the qualities of honor, integrity, loyalty and courage that are part of our nation's military tradition. No other candidate running for president is more qualified or more capable of leading our great country in these challenging times." Cronin is fellow Naval Academy graduate and was a POW for six years.

John McCain added, "During my military career, I had the honor of serving in the company of heroes in the brutal confines of POW camps in Vietnam. Our ordeal was incredibly long, arduous and painful, and those with whom I shared that experience made sacrifices unequaled in American history. They truly earned the description of hero and are symbols of what Americans are capable of doing. I am honored by their support."


The Honorable Everett Alvarez, Cdr. USN (Ret.)
Col. Mo Baker, USAF (Ret.)
Lt.Col. Ted Ballard, USAF (Ret.)
Capt. Jim Bell, USN (Ret.)
Lt.Col. Jim Berger, USAF (Ret.)
Col. Jack Bomar, USAF (Ret.)
Major Gen. John L. Borling, USAF (Ret.)
Mr. Ernie Brace
Mr. Huby Buchanan
Col. Ron Byrne, USAF (Ret.)
Col. Bob Certain, USAFR (Ret.)
Cdr. Doug Clower, USN (Ret.)
Capt. Jerry Coffee, USN (Ret.)
Col. Quincy Collins, USAF (Ret.)
Capt. Ken Coskey, USN (Ret.)
Capt. Mike Cronin, USN (Ret.)
Col. Bud Day, USAF (Ret.), Medal of Honor
Col. Dan Doughty, USAF (Ret.)
Col. Lee Ellis, USAF (Ret.)
Capt. Jack Ensch, USN (Ret.)
Cdr. Bob Fant, USN (Ret.)
Capt. Jack Fellowes, USN (Ret.)
Col. Fred Flom, USAF (Ret.)
Lt.Col. Dave Ford, USAF (Ret.)
Cdr. Larry Friese, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral By Fuller, USN (Ret.)
Cdr. Ralph Gaither, USN (Ret.)
Cdr. Paul Galanti, USN (Ret.)
Capt. Collins Haines, USN (Ret.)
Cdr. Porter Halyburton, USN (Ret.)
Lt.Col. Tom Hanton, USAF (Ret.)
Lt.Col. Dave Hatcher, USAF (Ret.)
Lt.Col. Jay Hess, USAF (Ret.)
Col. Jim Hivner, USAF (Ret.)
Capt. Dave Hoffman, USN (Ret.)
Capt. Chuck Jackson, USAF (Ret.)
Col. Jim Kasler, USAF (Ret.)
Capt. Tom Klomann, USAF (Ret.)
Capt. Rod Knutson, USN (Ret.)
Col. Hal Kushner, USA (Ret.)
Mr. Jim Lollar
Vice Admiral Ed Martin, USN (Ret.)
Lt.Col. Ski Maslowski, USA (Ret.)
Col. George McKnight, USAF (Ret.)
Major Gen. Ed Mechenbier, USAFR (Ret.)
Capt. Jim Mehl, USN (Ret.)
Mr. Lew Meyer
Vice Admiral Joe Mobley, USN (Ret.)
Col. Tom Moe, USAF (Ret.)
Capt. Mel Moore, USN (Ret.)
Capt. Moon Mullen, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Spike Nasmyth, USAF (Ret.)
Lt.Col. Digger O'Dell, USAF (Ret.)
Capt. Charlie Plumb, USNR (Ret.)
Lt.Col. Mel Pollack, USAF (Ret.)
Col. Ben Pollard, USAF (Ret.)
Capt. Fred Purrington, USN (Ret.)
Capt. Brian Ratzlaff, USAF (Ret.)
Brigadier Gen. Jon Reynolds, USAF (Ret.)
C dr. Jack Rollins, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Wes Schierman, USAFR (Ret.)
Capt. Pete Schoeffel, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Bob Shumaker, USN (Ret.)
Capt. Ned Shuman, USN (Ret.)
Cdr. Larry Spencer, USN (Ret.)
Col. Bob Stirm, USAF (Ret.)
Capt. Dick Stratton, USN (Ret.)
The Honorable Orson Swindle, Lt.Col. USMC (Ret.)
Col. Bunny Talley, USAF (Ret.)
Capt. Dick Tangeman, USN (Ret.)
Capt. Nels Tanner, USN (Ret.)
Col. Leo Thorsness, USAF (Ret.), Medal of Honor
Cdr. Bill Tschudy, USN (Ret.)
Col. Terry Uyeyama, USAF (Ret.)
Col. Jack Van Loan, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Dick Vaughan, USAF (Ret.)
Col. Wayne Waddell, USAF (Ret.)
Col. Bob Waggoner, USAF (Ret.)