Dole, Robert (1923–)

Robert J. Dole served a lengthy political career, including years in the House of Representatives as well as the U.S. Senate and, most prominently, as a candidate for president in 1996. In addition to his prominent political service, Dole's military service was also distinguished. While serving during World War II, in the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division, Bob Dole was shot and seriously injured in Italy in 1945. His recovery from his injuries required 3 years, which left his right arm paralyzed. He received two Purple Hearts as well as a Bronze Star medal during his military career. When he was discharged in 1948, he returned home to Kansas and served in the state legislature from 1950 to 1953 and as Russell County Attorney from ...

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