Bob Dole Dead at 98

The White House from Washington, DC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
American Liberty News

– The League for Sportsmen, & Defense unequivocallycondemns the recent attempted assassination of in Butler, Pennsylvania, yesterday. This heinous act represents a direct assault not only on an individual but also on the very principles that underpin our democratic society.

Former President Donald Trump was injured in an at a campaign rally yesterday in Butler, Pennsylvania. One attendee at the rally was declared dead at the scene, killed by a stray bullet. Two attendees remain in critical condition after they were admitted to the hospital.

, longtime Kansas senator, former U.S. Senate majority leader, the 's nominee for vice president in 1976 and its nominee for president in 1996, has died.

Dole was 98. Before becoming an iconic political force, the Kansas native served heroically in World War II.

The New York Times reports:

His death was announced by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. It did not say where he died. He had announced in February that he had Stage IV lung cancer and that he was beginning treatment.

A Republican, Mr. Dole was one of the most durable political figures in the last decades of the last century. He was nominated for vice president in 1976 and then for president a full 20 years later. He spent a quarter-century in the Senate, where he was his party's longest-serving leader until Mitch McConnell of Kentucky surpassed that record in June 2018.

As the old soldiers of World War II faded away, Mr. Dole, who had been a lieutenant in the Army's storied 10th Mountain Division and was wounded so severely on a battlefield that he was left for dead, came to personify the resilience of his generation. In his post-political career, he devoted himself to raising money for the World War II Memorial in Washington and spent weekends there welcoming visiting veterans.

The war put off Dole's studies and derailed any athletic hopes. A star athlete, legendary coach Phog Allen recruited Dole to play basketball at the University of Kansas after graduating high school in 1941. However, fate had other plans and in 1942 Dole enlisted in the Army.

While fighting on the Italian front in April 1945, a German shell nearly claimed Dole's life. Lying face down in the mud, he later recounted how he thought his arms were gone.

Soldiers who saw the severity of Dole's injuries assumed the barrage had mortally wounded him. They wrote the letter “M” on Dole's helmet—with his blood—hoping a nearby medic would see it and administer morphine to ease his suffering.

However, Dole survived and later graduated from Washburn University in 1952.

Dole's career in public service was no less distinguished than his military record. In addition to serving in Congress for 35 years, Dole ran for president three times.

Here is his farewell address to his colleagues in the U.S. Senate from June 11, 1996:

In one of his last public appearances, in December 2018, he joined the line at the Capitol Rotunda where the body of former President George H.W. Bush, an erstwhile political rival and fellow veteran, lay in state. As an aide helped him up from his wheelchair, Mr. Dole, using his left hand because his right had been rendered useless by the war, saluted the flag-draped coffin of the last president to have served in World War II.

WATCH:

President Biden has ordered White House flags to half mast to honor the late senator.

This story is developing. Stay with American Liberty News for the latest updates.

Comments are closed.

Security

0 views
American Liberty News

Terrorism Is A Threat. Constitutional Carry Is The Solution

If you want to combat terrorism, there are a lot of things
- July 13, 2024
0 views
American Liberty News

Israel Ready To Invade Lebanon To Destroy Iran’s Terror Proxy, Hezbollah

ANALYSIS – Will this provoke a wider regional war with Iran? Although
- July 13, 2024
0 views
American Liberty News

US And NATO Focus On China And Arctic Threats

FRIDAY PDB – NATO allies call China a ‘decisive enabler’ of Russia’s war
- July 12, 2024
0 views
American Liberty News

US Allies Preparing For Looming War In Space

THURSDAY PDB – Ariane 6 launch returns in-house space access to Europe’s armed
- July 11, 2024

Foreign Affairs

0 views
American Liberty News

Report: Biden Skipped Crucial Meeting Because Of Early Bedtime

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that President Joe Biden declined an
- July 10, 2024
0 views
American Liberty News

The French Revolution: Part Deux

French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal announced his resignation following the victory of
- July 10, 2024
0 views
American Liberty News

Columbia University Addresses Antisemitic Texts From Administrators

Columbia University has finally addressed the issue surrounding the three deans who
- July 10, 2024
0 views
American Liberty News

BBC Host Calls For Trump’s Assassination, Blames Critics For Lack Of Humor

BBC presenter David Aaronovitch has come under fire for urging President Biden
- July 9, 2024

Business & economics

0 views
American Liberty News
0 views
American Liberty News

Congress Investigating Whether Woke Activists Broke Federal Tax Law With ESG Investment Schemes

A key congressional committee is now investigating whether a liberal activist scheme to
- June 25, 2024
0 views
American Liberty News

Elizabeth Warren For Fairness?

Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, also known as the fake Indian, will speak
- June 17, 2024
0 views
American Liberty News

Citizens Sue City Over Scheme To Pay Race Reparations

A group of Evanston, Illinois, residents are suing their city government over a
- June 7, 2024

heath & science

0 views
American Liberty News

Award-Winning Actress Shelley Duvall Passes Away At 75

Award-winning actress Shelley Duvall has died. The longtime movie star and producer known
- July 11, 2024
0 views
American Liberty News

Former Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe Dead At 89

Former Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe, a towering figure in conservative politics, passed away
- July 10, 2024
0 views
American Liberty News

Renowned Neurologist’s Frequent White House Visits Raise Alarms

Much of the country believes that Joe Biden does not have the mental
- July 10, 2024
0 views
American Liberty News

Joe Biden Is The Real ‘Cheap Fake’ – Entire Presidency A Lie

ANALYSIS – Cheap fake president. Despite the outrageous spin and deception, by the
- July 9, 2024

American Liberty Arms

Vending Machines For Ammo!

Grocery stores in Alabama and Oklahoma have adopted AI-powered ammo vending machines from American Rounds,

Alec Baldwin Manslaughter Trial Begins

The trial for actor Alec Baldwin for the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on

Olympic Shooting Grandma Shoots Intruder While Handcuffed to Chair

Bodycam footage shows the aftermath of an Idaho home invasion that didn’t end well for

At Least 20 People Shot, 2 Killed In Detroit

Multiple news outlets from the Detroit area began issuing reports Sunday morning of a mass

At American Liberty News, we eschew the mainstream media’s tightly controlled narrative to provide our readers with real news, real insights, and the means to take action. We seek out insightful coverage – and partner with knowledgeable and experienced people and organizations to bring you the information and insight our readers demand.

 

We humbly seek to provide the tools and information necessary for our readers to decide for themselves what is true and what is right.

American Liberty News ©2022

Evolution Digital Media  |   1900 Reston Metro Plz  |  Suite 600  |  Reston, VA 20190