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Obama remembers McGovern as 'champion for peace'

Date Published: 
10/22/2012
Summary: 

"George McGovern dedicated his life to serving the country he loved. He signed up to fight in World War II, and became a decorated bomber pilot over the battlefields of Europe. When the people of South Dakota sent him to Washington, this hero of war became a champion for peace. And after his career in Congress, he became a leading voice in the fight against hunger." — President Barack Obama in an emailed statement