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Taps: Robert “Bob” Dole

December 6, 2021

From the USA Today website

From the Alston & Bird LLP website

Former Sen. Bob Dole, a Kansas lawmaker and decorated World War II veteran who never realized his ambitions to win the presidency but left an indelible mark on the nation’s capital and history, died Sunday. He was 98. 

Dole died in his sleep, according to an announcement from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.

For all his accomplishments, Dole wanted to be remembered for his service – particularly as a soldier who lost the use of his right arm on the battlefield in Italy. He described to Fox News in May 2013 how he wanted to be remembered: “Veteran who gave his most for his country.”

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Bob Dole was a friend across the aisle of Dan Inouye going back to the long months both spent in the same Army hospital recovering from WWII wounds.

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