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Bob Dole


  • Born in Russell
  • Second lieutenant in army during World War II, received Bronze Star and Purple Heart
  • Served as United States senator 1969 to 1996
  • Two-time senate majority leader, and minority leader
  • Gerald Ford’s vice presidential running mate in 1976
  • Republican presidential candidate in 1996
  • Received American Patriot Award in 2004

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