Yuri Trushechkin Has Died.

John McCain was captured after he ejected from his plane in Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi in 1967 (back before beheading American prisoners was cool)

John McCain was captured after he ejected from his plane in Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi in 1967 (back before beheading American prisoners was cool)

Yuri Trushechkin, the Soviet who shot down John McCain’s plane over Hanoi in 1967 died of cancer on 1/19/09.

While this isn’t big news (except maybe to McCain), his question (translated from Russian) was hilarious… “Did he (McCain) read Karl Marx’s ‘Das Kapital’ to the end? “

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