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pris·on·er of war

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  1. prisoner of war, POWnoun

    a person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war

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  1. Rod Blagojevich:

    [Radislav Blagojevich] spent four years in a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp during the war for fighting on the side of the Allies, and then was in a refugee camp for three years, waiting for the chance to hopefully have the United States Congress-- that one day, his youngest son would become a member of-- pass a law called the Displaced Persons Act, that permitted my father and millions of others like him, with these long and hard-to-pronounce last names a chance to come to America, to pursue freedom and opportunity.

  2. Jack McCain:

    Donald Trump has to understand he's running to be the commander in chief of the United States military, when you're doing so, if an individual gets rolled up and becomes a prisoner of war, then is he going to abandon them simply because he doesn't like people who are captured? I think that's a pretty inflammatory statement for somebody who is trying to be the commander-in-chief of the United States military.

  3. Jim Hodges:

    They're not a lot single issue veteran voters but I think people are offended by a comment that belittles the service of someone who not only served in the military but also was a prisoner of war, how can this man effectively serve as commander in chief when he belittles the service of a decorated veteran?

  4. Tim Scott:

    John McCain has served John McCain country in many facets and a building named after John McCain makes a lot of sense to me, i think the fact of the matter is a prisoner of war for five years who decides to stay there, someone who served in Congress, served in United States Russell Senate, someone who believed in American exceptionalism. Sounds like a good idea.

  5. The President:

    Being here I can't help think of John McCain. And how Naval Academy meant so much to John McCain. John McCain chose these grounds for John McCain final resting place. John McCain was an American hero who withstood torture, years of being held as a prisoner of war, and when John McCain came home -- John McCain wanted to continue to serve.


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