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Monday, July 27, 2015
Prescott man: AZ's senior senator 'was and is a hero'
Former POW and U.S. Air Force Col. Ronald E. Byrne Jr., captured Aug. 29, 1965, walks down the ramp of the C-141 Starlifter to be greeted by Gen. Robbins, HQ Military Airlift Command. Byrne was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on Feb. 12, 1973.(Photo from research.archives.gov)
Former POW and U.S. Air Force Col. Ronald E. Byrne Jr., captured Aug. 29, 1965, walks down the ramp of the C-141 Starlifter to be greeted by Gen. Robbins, HQ Military Airlift Command. Byrne was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on Feb. 12, 1973.

(Photo from research.archives.gov)
Anyone who doubts John McCain is a hero can ask Prescott resident Ronald E. Byrne Jr.

Byrne, now 86 and a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has firsthand experience with Arizona's senior senator, because for a time, they were captives in the same POW camp in Vietnam.


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Instead of enjoying the waning days of summer vacation, Ty Bennett spends hours in a darkened room. His summer fun was cut short by a catastrophic injury to his left eye, which has left him both sightless in that eye, as well as painfully sensitive to light.
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