Kamala Harris visits John McCain’s memorial in Vietnam 3 years after his death

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Kamala Harris visits John McCain’s memorial: Vice President Kamala Harris laid flowers at the Hanoi Memorial on Wednesday, where the late Sen. John McCain was shot dead by North Vietnamese in 1967 while serving as a naval fighter pilot.

Kamala Harris visits John McCain's memorial in Vietnam 3 years after his death
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris lays flowers at the Senator John McCain memorial site, where his Navy aircraft was shot down by the North Vietnamese, on the three-year anniversary of his death, in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. (Associated Press) Kamala Harris visits John McCain’s memorial in Vietnam 3 years after his death

Standing in the pouring rain, Harris McCain died of brain cancer on August 25, 2018, and completed three years on Wednesday.

The Vice President visited the monument after concluding bilateral meetings with Vietnamese Prime Minister Phim Minh Chin and President Nguyen Xuan Phuc as part of a week-long visit to Southeast Asia.

McCain was held prisoner of war in Vietnam for more than five years, where he was sometimes tortured and left alone until his release in 1973.

He later represented Arizona in Congress, first in the House and then in the Senate, from 1987 until his death.

McCain and President Biden met in the Senate and McCain remained close throughout his life. Biden also praised McCain during his funeral.

US Vice President Kamala Harris laid flowers at the memorial of Senator John McCain, whose naval plane was shot down by Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, on the occasion of the three-year anniversary of the North Vietnamese. (Associated Press)
Harris is in Singapore and Vietnam this week to reaffirm US commitment to the region and counter Chinese influence there.

Harris also announced at a conference that the U.S. would donate an additional 1 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine – more than 5 million have already been donated – to a country where only 2% of citizens are vaccinated.

Her visit comes in the wake of the U.S. military’s desperate attempt to evacuate people from Afghanistan amid Taliban occupation as Biden ordered the withdrawal of troops.

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