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Kinzinger Statement on the Passing of Bob Michel

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Washington, February 17, 2017 | Maura Gillespie ((202) 225-3635) | comments
This morning, following the news of the passing of Illinois’s own, The Honorable Robert H. Michel, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) expressed his condolences and released this statement
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Washington, DC – This morning, following the news of the passing of Illinois’s own, The Honorable Robert H. Michel, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) expressed his condolences and released this statement:

“A war hero, a distinguished public servant and the proud son of Illinois – Bob Michel was a selfless, principled leader who served for love of God and country. Today, we mourn his passing and remember the remarkable life he lived.

“A Peoria native with Midwestern values, Bob Michel represented his district in the U.S. House of Representatives for 38 years and served as the Republican Leader for 14 years. Prior to his role in Congress, Bob was a U.S. Army platoon leader in World War II where he received two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart for his valor and dedicated service.

“Bob Michel, a member of the ‘Greatest Generation,’ loved his country and this great institution, and he served us proudly.  Our country is better for having the courage, patriotism and leadership of The Honorable Bob Michel – and I, like so many others, will continue to be inspired by the legacy he leaves behind.  I extend my deepest condolences to his children, family and friends, and the entire Peoria community.”  

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