Readers Write: McCain always looked out for the people

It was so very sad that we have lost Sen. John McCain due to brain cancer. He was in Vietnam as a POW, and was shot down as a Navy pilot and was held and tortured for five and a half years. He served for decades as U.S. Senator and some called him a maverick Republican senator. But in my book he did what had to be done for the greater good of the American people.

Sen. McCain was a true American hero and dedicated to making America a better place and the world a little bit safer. When he was running for president in 2008, I had written him a letter to ask about issues that concern many of us. It was about unemployment, the economy, Social Security and our veterans.

He responded with a signed picture that said, “Best Wishes.” He also responded saying, “Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future.” He also directed me to his website with details on what he had done and plans to do.

As a fellow Navy veteran, I salute Sen. McCain for a job well done and he will be truly missed.

Frederick R. Bedell 

Mineola

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