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Bob Dole, WWII veteran and three-time presidential candidate, dead at age 98

Added 12-05-21 12:18:02pm EST - “Bob Dole, a decorated veteran who overcame near fatal wounds in World War II to become a respected Senator and three-time Republican presidential candidate, died on Sunday. He was 98. "It is ?” - Nypost.com

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Bob Dole, a decorated veteran who overcame near fatal wounds in World War II to become a respected Senator and three-time Republican presidential candidate, died on Sunday.

“It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph 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. More information coming soon,” the Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced on Twitter.

Dole, who was born in Russell, Kansas, on July 22, 1923, left public service after his loss to Bill Clinton in November 1996 but remained active, appearing on television, serving on several boards and councils, practicing law and supporting Republican candidates.

During an appearance on the David Letterman late night show days after he lost to Clinton, Dole tried to laugh off his defeat.

In one of his final public appearances, Dole rose from his wheelchair to salute former President George H.W. Bush in December 2018 as he paid his respects to the fellow World War II vet and former political rival as the 41st president lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda.

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