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Dec 6, 2021 - 8:41:58 PM
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Tommy5

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3977 posts since 2/22/2009

Regardless of your political views, you have to respect the life of a representative of the greatest generation WW2 vet Dole. Dole was a college athlete, he left school to join the Army, found himself in Italy in Jan,. 1945. Dole volunteered to lead a patrol to rescue a radio man, he was severely wounded. Dole wasn’t expected to survive, he never regained the use of his right arm, spent months recovering, he learned to write left handed, got his degree , ran for Congress, became a Senator, and a Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate. He has a wicked sense of humor and could exchange barbs with professional comedians.In his late 90s, he attended his friend George Bushes funeral and struggled to rise from his wheel chair to give his friend and fellow vet one last salute. Dole advocated for the rights of both veterans and handicapped individuals. He will be missed.

Edited by - Tommy5 on 12/06/2021 20:42:38

Dec 6, 2021 - 10:25:09 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

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25535 posts since 6/25/2005

Roger that.

Dec 7, 2021 - 6:17:24 AM
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rinemb

USA

14265 posts since 5/24/2005

As a fellow Kansan and active for a time in the political stuff I had the privilege and honor of meeting Mr. Dole a couple of times. My dad, a severely wounded veteran himself was a big supporter of Bob Dole, and they visited on occasion. Both growing up in smaller towns, they connected.
Mr. Dole, I regret I did not have the opportunity to shake your hand one more time. Thank you for your service. God's speed to your everlasting life. Brad

Dec 7, 2021 - 8:49:22 AM
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2975 posts since 2/10/2013

I liked Bob Dole. He was once a patient at the former Kellog hospital in Battle Creek Mi. which is now a large federal facility. Politicians during his era were more productive. I remember reading about an instance where President Ford and Demoncratic leader Tip O'Neal negotiated a major agreement sitting in the back of a car. I don't think something like that could happen today.

Dec 7, 2021 - 8:57:49 AM
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Buddur

USA

3123 posts since 10/23/2004

Well said.

R.I.P Mr. Dole.

Dec 7, 2021 - 1:50:51 PM
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4505 posts since 12/6/2009

he also signed and helped pass many if not all the early civil rights bills. He was "for the people and of the people" few can claim.

Dec 15, 2021 - 5:11:02 PM
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231 posts since 9/21/2004

We watched the telecast from the WW II Memorial. Very moving.

Such a giving and honorable man. Everything he and Elizabeth accomplished should be a call out for those who are in the public eye.

The Greatest Generation.

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