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White House releases statements on McGovern's death

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The White House released two statements Sunday morning from President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, following the death of former Senator George McGovern:

"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.  George was a statesman of great conscience and conviction, and Michelle and I share our thoughts and prayers with his family." -- President Barack Obama


"Jill and I are profoundly saddened to hear about George McGovern's passing. I was honored to serve with him, to know him, and to call him a friend.  George believed deeply in public service. It defined him as a Senator and as a man. And he never stopped serving for his entire life – whether it was his courage in World War II, his time in Congress, or his fight to eliminate hunger at home and abroad.  Above all, George McGovern was a generous, kind, honorable man. He will be missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family today." -- Vice President Joe Biden


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