Statement on the Passing of Sen. Frank Lautenberg
Lautenberg was the last WWII veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate
June 03, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Veterans of
Foreign Wars of the United States salutes the life of U.S. Sen. Frank
Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who passed away today at age 89. A life member of
VFW Post 493 in Nutley, N.J., the senator served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps
from 1942-1946, and would use his GI Bill to obtain an economics degree from
Columbia Business School in 1949. The five-term senator was the last
World War II veteran to serve in the United States Senate.
lost a friend today,” said VFW National Commander John E. Hamilton.
“Senator Lautenberg served our nation with distinction as a patriot who took
care of fellow veterans, the troops and their families. May he rest in
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