Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Senator's Son Signs Up for the Marines

Jimmy McCain, the youngest son of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz), will report to boot camp this fall. The family has a tradition of military service in the Department of the Navy. Jimmy's great grandfather was an admiral, as was his grandfather. His father was a Navy fighter pilot who was shot down in Vietnam and spent several years as a POW. Jimmy's brother, Jack, is currently attending the U.S. Naval Academy.

Although it seems the norm for a McCain to join the military, only about 1% of the members of Congress have children that serve in the military.

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