Saakashvili Dzh.Makkeyna awarded the Order of National Hero of Georgia

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has awarded U.S. Senator John McCain, the Order of National Hero of Georgia. “This (John McCain) the man who all his life living the life of a hero. He performed many heroic deeds to America and displayed heroism to Georgia. I want to convey on behalf of Georgia, Senator John McCain, the Order of National Hero”, - said Mikhail Saakashvili in Batumi at the ceremony rewarding.

The Georgian leader also donated U.S. Senator pistol, which in August 2008. sold Georgian high-ranking official of Russia’s general, saying that “this gun belonged to an American pilot who was captured in Vietnam.”

Recall that the theme of his military career, John McCain actively promoted his supporters during the campaign. Himself the candidate of the Republican Party attempted to present a hero who suffered because of the Soviet intervention in the hostilities in Vietnam.

The plane, piloted by a future politician, was shot down by a missile during a raid by U.S. aircraft on Hanoi. Wounded Dzh.Makkeyn survived, but the land was captured by North Vietnamese soldiers and sent to the camp, where he spent 5 years.

In several interviews presidential candidate spoke about the numerous torture and that most of the time he spent in captivity in solitary confinement. Eventually it came to that in the American press has an interview with the former commandant of the POW camp, who denied allegations Dzh.Makkeyna, but supported his candidacy.

11 January 2010 | awards, mccain, national hero, order, saakashvili

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