Senator McCain will always be inextricably tied to Intrepid. As a naval aviator, he flew missions off the ship beginning in 1960. In 1999, the Museum presented Senator McCain with the Intrepid Freedom Award, which recognizes a distinguished leader who has promoted the values of freedom and democracy. Earlier this year, the Museum honored his unparalleled legacy of bravery, sacrifice, and service with the Intrepid Lifetime Achievement Award.
Here at the Intrepid Museum, we will be proud to continue sharing his legacy for years to come.
We offer our sincere condolences to his mother Roberta, wife Cindy, his children, and the entire McCain family.