Former Republican Senator and Presidential nominee Robert J. “Bob” Dole passed away at the age of 98-years-old.
Dole’s passing shocked the conservative world and his death affected millions of Americans. Dole was a legend to many and his legacy was simply incredible.
A statement from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation read, “Senator Robert J. Dole died early this morning in his sleep. At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years. A statement from the Dole family will be released soon.”
Senator Dole wasn’t just a political heavyweight, he was a war hero who epitomized American bravery. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve Corps and was severely wounded in 1945 while trying to save a fellow soldier.
Dole spent nearly three years in a hospital recovering from his injuries. Dole was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster for his efforts.
Dole served in both the House and the Senate throughout the ’60s and ’70s and capped off his political career with a run for President in 1996. Dole was an American hero, and millions will no doubt miss him.
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