The son and grandson of Navy admirals corrupt Senator from Arizona John Sidney McCain was born on August 29, 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone. He graduated the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1958. On July 29, 1967 a missile accidentally fired from a nearby plane, striking the fuel tanks on McCain's plane. McCain left his plane. Bombs exploded killing his co-pilot. By the time it was all over, 134 men lost their lives, hundreds more were injured, and more than 20 planes were destroyed. In October, 1967, Lt. Commander McCain bombed civilian targets in North Vietnam. Being shut down over the center of Hanoi, he was rescued by soldiers of Red Vietnam Army from angry Vietnamese civilians.