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2/8/2010

John Murtha Dead at 77

Filed under: General — DRJ @ 12:09 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha has died from complications of gall bladder surgery:

“On Saturday, Feb. 6, the 19-term lawmaker became Pennsylvania’s longest serving member of Congress.

Murtha, who served as the chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense and was known as a defense hawk, made his voice heard on U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq. Murtha also questioned the new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and would have been a pivotal voice in the congressional debate over the issue this spring.”

My condolences to his family, friends and staff.

— DRJ

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