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John McCain

Future Senator John S. McCain III, center, as a young boy with his grandfather Vice Admiral John S. McCain Sr., left, and father Commander (later admiral) John S. McCain Jr. in a family photo from the 1940s. (Photo: Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

John McCain: A life in pictures

John McCain led a storied life as a Navy pilot and war hero, United States senator and presidential candidate. Still bearing the scars of six years of captivity in North Vietnam — during which he refused an offer of early release while his fellow prisoners were still being held — he waged a courageous battle against the brain cancer that finally killed him at the age of 81. Here are some images from that life.

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