This story was sent to me via e-mail, from the author of the post. It is a remarkable story.
Lt. Commander John McCain was on an aircraft carrier, the USS Forrestal. A terrible accidental misfire of a missle occurred and hit another plane. An inferno erupted. 134 men died that day and 62 were wounded.
McCain left his own plane and ran toward the fire. Yes, toward the fire. An exploding bomb injured McCain in the chest and legs.
McCain volunteered for duty on the USS Oriskany, as his own ship was out of commission. It was three months later that he was shot down over North Vietnam and spent 5 1/2 years in a communist prison.