Former Sen. Bob Dole Dead at 98

12/5/2021 8:50:00 PM

Bob Dole -- one of the most enduring U.S. political figures -- has died, 10 months after revealing he was battling lung cancer.

Bob Dole -- one of the most enduring U.S. political figures -- has died, 10 months after revealing he was battling lung cancer.

Bob Dole -- one of the most enduring U.S. political figures -- has died, 10 months after revealing he was battling lung cancer.

Dole enlisted in the Army in 1942 to serve in World War II. It was during a battle in Italy that he was severely injured under enemy fire -- his right arm, collarbone and spine were all damaged, and he was eventually transferred to a hospital back in Kansas.

Although he beat the odds to survive a long list of injuries, Dole never regained full mobility of his right arm and suffered numbness in his left. He earned 2 Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his service.He won his first national political election in 1951 when he ran for the House of Representatives -- and became a U.S. Senator in 1969. He would remain in the Senate until 1996 when he resigned.

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Bob Dole, WWII hero and former Republican presidential candidate, dies at 98BREAKING: Bob Dole, former Republican senator, presidential candidate and World War II hero, dies at age 98. May he rest in peace. He was a good, decent person. Looks like he is the switch that switched Nixon. His soul will make it to me, the to be restored. God RIP. Is it possible the mean spirited posters will refrain for maybe a few minutes ?

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Former U.S. senator, presidential candidate Bob Dole, dies at age 98Bob Dole, who overcame grievous World War Two combat wounds to become a pre-eminent figure in U.S. politics as a longtime Republican senator from Kansas and his party's unsuccessful 1996 presidential nominee, died on Sunday. He was 98. Rest in Peace Senator Bob Rip BoB

Bob Dole, Former Republican Senator And Presidential Nominee, Dies At 98The prominent statesman and war hero had been hailed as “the true measure of servant leadership” from both sides of the aisle. Stop spreading lies about my uncle Dole spent his later years lobbying for foreign authoritarian governments. He was awful. Unabridged list of appropriate comments following someone’s passing: 1- Rest In Peace 2- Nothing

Factbox: Facts about the late former Senator Bob DoleFormer Republican U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole, 98, died on Sunday.

See the moment Bob Dole, 95, rose from his wheelchair to salute George H.W. BushThe former senator's 2018 gesture was moving and powerful. 🇺🇲 He was 98 fake news I remember that…😔🇺🇸❤️

Bob and Elizabeth Dole look back on their remarkable love storyThe former senators and presidential candidates say they 'have never had a serious argument' in more than 43 years of marriage. Rip Bob Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of bob dole

Getty Dole enlisted in the Army in 1942 to serve in World War II.earning him two Purple Hearts and two awards of the Bronze Star.Dole, known for a wit that ranged from self-deprecating to caustic, died in his sleep, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation said.By Staff Reporter, The Huffington Post and Breaking News Reporter, HuffPost 12/05/2021 12:11pm EST.

It was during a battle in Italy that he was severely injured under enemy fire -- his right arm, collarbone and spine were all damaged, and he was eventually transferred to a hospital back in Kansas. Although he beat the odds to survive a long list of injuries, Dole never regained full mobility of his right arm and suffered numbness in his left. The following year, while attempting to rescue an army radioman, Dole got caught in a German machine gun attack that cost him a kidney, shattered his right shoulder and damaged his neck and spine, leaving him temporarily paralyzed from the neck down. He earned 2 Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his service. "He had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years. He won his first national political election in 1951 when he ran for the House of Representatives -- and became a U." But Dole beat the odds, and after years of treatment, had regained much of his movement.S.

Senator in 1969. In political and other public appearances in his later years, Dole would often spend hours gripping a pen or some other object in his right hand to signal that he couldn't shake hands on that side and to keep his fingers from splaying. Dole was his party's vice presidential nominee in 1976 on a ticket headed by incumbent President Gerald Ford but they lost to Democrat Jimmy Carter and his running mate Walter Mondale. He would remain in the Senate until 1996 when he resigned. Dole ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1980 and 1988, losing to . He told The New York Times five decades after the attack that he allowed 50 extra minutes in the morning to get dressed, and that he tried to avoid any clothing with buttons.