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Bob Dole, war hero and senator, dies at 98.
Bob Dole, a war hero and former senator, passed away on December 5, 2021, at the age of 98. Dole was a prominent figure in American politics, serving in the Senate for 27 years and running for president in 1996.
Dole was born in Russell, Kansas, in 1923. He enlisted in the Army during World War II and was severely injured in combat in Italy, losing the use of his right arm. Despite his injuries, Dole returned to the United States and attended the University of Arizona, where he earned a law degree.
Dole began his political career in 1950, when he was elected to the House of Representatives. He later served as a senator from Kansas from 1969 to 1996, during which time he became known for his work on issues such as agriculture, veterans’ affairs, and disability rights.
In 1996, Dole ran for president as the Republican nominee, but he was defeated by incumbent President Bill Clinton. Despite his loss, Dole remained active in politics and continued to advocate for causes he believed in.
Throughout his life, Dole was known for his dedication to public service and his commitment to his fellow veterans. He was a strong advocate for disability rights and worked to improve access to healthcare for all Americans.
Dole’s passing is a loss for the country, but his legacy will live on through his many contributions to American politics and society. He will be remembered as a war hero, a dedicated public servant, and a true American patriot.