26 Apr. 2000
Hanoi, Viet Nam
Vietnam war veteran and former Republican presidential frontrunner, Senator John McCain of Arizona walks past the iron bars of a jail cell within the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" jail April 26 on a tour of the former prison in which he spent time as a prisoner of war. During the visit McCain said that he could not forgive the jailers who mistreated and killed his comrades. A quarter century after the communist victory in Vietnam, McCain and other U.S. veterans have arrived in Vietnam to mark the April 30, 1975 ending of the war. McCain's combat plane was shot down over the lake and he spent five years as a prisoner of war during the conflict.