Former Sen. Bob Dole dies

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Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole passed away Sunday morning at the age of 98, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced in a statement. Driving the news: Dole, a revered figure in U.S. politics and the Republican presidential nominee in 1996, served in the Senate for 27 years, including 11 years as GOP...

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Barnacle Bill

A true American hero during WWII Dole was seriously wounded by a German shell that struck his upper back and right arm, shattering his collarbone and part of his spine. Dole was paralyzed from the neck down and transported to a military hospital near Kansas, expected to die. He was decorated three times, receiving two Purple Hearts for his injuries, and the Bronze Star with "V" Device for valor for his attempt to assist a downed radioman. He was a member of the U.S. Senate (1969–1996). Leaving a lot out, in 1996 Mr. Dole ran for president and lost to a debatable draft dodger. God Bless, Rest In Peace.


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