McCain Inspires Future Leaders

By Spc. Adeline WitherspoonSeptember 6, 2018

Senator John McCain poses with future graduates of the U.S. Army Basic Leader Course held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, April 13. McCain, a Vietnam War veteran and political giant, passed away Aug. 25 "I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else's," said McCain. "I loved it not just for the many comforts of life here. I loved it for its decency; for its faith in the wisdom, justice and goodness of its people. I loved it because it was not just a place, but an idea, a cause worth fighting for. I was never the same again. I wasn't my own man anymore. I was my country's." (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Adeline Witherspoon, 2nd Sustainment Brigade)
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Senator John McCain poses with future graduates of the U.S. Army Basic Leader Course held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, April 13. McCain, a Vietnam War veteran and political giant, passed away Aug. 25 "I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else's," said McCain. "I loved it not just for the many comforts of life here. I loved it for its decency; for its faith in the wisdom, justice and goodness of its people. I loved it because it was not just a place, but an idea, a cause worth fighting for. I was never the same again. I wasn't my own man anymore. I was my country's." (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Adeline Witherspoon, 2nd Sustainment Brigade) (Photo Credit: Spc. Adeline Witherspoon) VIEW ORIGINAL