George McGovern Dead At Age 90
George McGovern Dead At Age 90, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
American Baby Boomers everywhere will remember George McGovern and his stance against the Vietnam War. For those of us who were against the war in Vietnam, he was our hero, and for those who were not, he was the enemy.
Here is what CNN News reports about xxx:
George Stanley McGovern, a staunch liberal who served South Dakota in the U.S. Senate and House for more than two decades and who ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic Party nominee for president in 1972, died Sunday at the age of 90, his family said.
“Our wonderful father, George McGovern, passed away peacefully at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD, surrounded by our family and life-long friends,” his family said in a statement.
“We are blessed to know that our father lived a long, successful and productive life advocating for the hungry, being a progressive voice for millions and fighting for peace. He continued giving speeches, writing and advising all the way up to and past his 90th birthday, which he celebrated this summer.”
George McGovern was not a pacifist, but he was against the Vietnam War, as so many of us were. It was a war that we did not win, leaving so many were killing in, came back injured and . That war is still going on between the Vietnamese people.
According to the History Channel: One out of every 10 Americans who served in Vietnam was a casualty. 58,169 were killed and 304,000 wounded out of 2.59 million who served. Although the percent who died is similar to other wars, amputations or crippling wounds were 300 percent higher than in World War II. 75,000 Vietnam veterans are severely disabled
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