John Sidney McCain Memorial

John Sidney McCain Memorial

John Sidney McCain Memorial
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Shawnta Walcott
Bethesda, MD2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
It was an honor to have the opportunity to visit this memorial and reflect on our efforts in Vietnam. Senator John S. McCain was a dedicated Navy officer who (like others), was willing to give his last full measure of devotion to fight for global peace and security.
Written 26 November 2023
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Rober C
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The text says that McCain and 10 other pilots were shot down while they were bombing Ha Noi. The statue is of a man kneeling and surrendering. People, wake up. Do you think that Vietnam would erect a monument to remembering someone who bombed its land?
Written 12 September 2023
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Eric W
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
People! This is NOT a tribute to John McCain. It is a tribute to the shooting down of his plane, and the people who took him prisoner.
Written 4 October 2022
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We came upon the memorial after leavingTran Quoc Pagoda. It's just a minute or two walk from there. Surprised to see Senator McCain immortalized like this in a country he fought during the "American War." His plane crashed in the lake here. What made our visit special was coming upon two former North Vietnamese soldiers at the memorial who had fought during that time. They were very eager to speak with us (through our guide) when they realized we were from the States. They insisted on having a photo taken with all of us. It was very humbling.
Written 2 June 2020
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The memorial is a small structure by Truc Bach Lake, the lake where McCain came down and was captured during the Vietnam war, beginning his long ordeal. I was moved to see this and it can be done easily and doesn't take long. Although my political views did not mesh with his, I have always had a deep respect for his service to the United States and I am very glad I got to see this memorial.
Written 9 February 2020
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WilliamWillieWilson
Nashville, TN1,380 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
The modest stone memorial erected adjacent to Trúc Bạch Lake - in which John McCain crash landed during the Vietnam War - is not spectacular. It’s the historic moment being commemorated that is so special. Therefore, the memorial is definitely worth a visit, at least for Americans.

With an almost unnoticeably small display, motorists could easily drive by and never even see this significant marker on the roadside. But standing here, you can reflect, imagining John McCain parachuting out of his Douglas A-4E Skyhawk that was destroyed by a missile, landing in the lake on October 26, 1967.

Vietnamese propaganda states that McCain was then rescued by kind civilian Vietnamese witnesses who swam into the lake. History tells us they were actually angry and abusive. Thus began McCain’s imprisonment from 1967 to 1973, a horrendous length of time for a prisoner of war. And he was only one of many!

But McCain overcame torture and suicidal thoughts to become a well-known politician and a leading advocate for the reconciliation between the U.S. and Vietnam. McCain became a beloved personality in Vietnam, and the two countries became allies.
Written 2 January 2020
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CurzonGreen
Hanoi, Vietnam17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This small memorial has always been special. I first lived in Hanoi from 1991 to 1995, the American War was still a little raw and most "Westerners" on the street were Russians. I would often walk down to this memorial which was generally overlooked and unkempt, it would bring home how desperate the situation must have been for John McCain. Hoa Lo Prison ("Hanoi Hilton") was still operating as a prison in 1991 and Hanoi was a very different place to today with very few motorcycles and cars, mostly bicycles and xichlos. If you walked past at night when the street were quiet there was often shouting from inside and a friend told me that you could hear the Americans in there during the war. I now live about 100 metres from the prison in a beautiful old French era house which was probably spared from the bombing due to the fact that the American POWs where so close.

Go to visit the memorial and take a moment to think about the horror of war.

Interestingly, the text on the monument has been updated to refer to John Sidney McCain instead of the original "Tchn Sney Ma Can". This was most likely done before his visit to the site.
Written 24 September 2019
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Carole M
Princeton, NJ26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
As you walk along the lake, you will come upon the McCain Memorial. It was very respectful and the impression I got from guides was that McCain was recognized for his strength and courage. It was especially touching since McCain had recently passed.
Written 2 July 2019
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL17,156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This memorial to Jon McCain was erected because he was shot down near here. He parachuted into Truc Bach lake where the memorial is located.
Written 10 May 2019
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slowwalkers
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
We saw the Memorial to John McCain as we walked along Truc Bach Lake. An interesting memorial with a lot of symbolism such as a figure with his hands raised, part of a wing (in concrete) and the letters USAF. He was shot down there while conducting a bombing raid in Hanoi so essentially it is a memorial to an enemy. Poignant visit for U S citizens. Nearby is the oldest pagoda in Hanoi, the Tran Quoc Pagoda which offers opportunities for some beautiful pictures.
Written 2 March 2019
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