Senator Ted Kennedy, US Army Veteran, Dies Of A Brain Tumor. 1932-2009

by Daniel Russ on August 26, 2009

SEnator Ted Kennedy, US Army Veteran, Dies.

SEnator Ted Kennedy, US Army Veteran, Dies.

The firebrand progressive senator from Massachusetts has died from a brain tumor. He is mentioned here because of his military service.

From Wikipedia

Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in June 1951.Following basic training at Fort Dix, he requested assignment to Fort Holabird for Army Intelligence training, but was dropped after a few weeks without explanation.He went to Camp Gordon for training in the Military Police Corps.In June 1952, he was assigned to the honor guard at SHAPE headquarters in Paris.His father’s political connections ensured he was not deployed to the ongoing Korean War.While stationed in Europe he travelled extensively on weekends and climbed the Matterhorn.He was discharged in March 1953 as a private first class.

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AirmanMom August 27, 2009 at 9:20 am

I thank him for his service to our nation.
~AM

Daniel Russ August 27, 2009 at 9:48 am

Thanks Mom.

Many disagreed with him. But he fought for the poor and the disenfranchised.

Charlie Williams August 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm

A Veteran and Great American who never stopped fighting for the good of our Country.

Daniel Russ August 28, 2009 at 9:08 am

I agree. Thanks for the visit and come back soon.

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