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Kinzinger Statement on the Passing of Donald Rumsfeld

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Washington, DC, June 30, 2021 | Maura Gillespie (202-225-3635) | comments
Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement after learning that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had passed away.
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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement after learning that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had passed away:

Donald Rumsfeld was a true public servant who fiercely loved this country and the men and women of our military. I’m saddened by the news of his passing, and on behalf of my wife Sofia, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.

It was an honor to call Donald Rumsfeld a friend. The man I came to know was one of great integrity and honor who had a true joy for life and laughter; a man who believed in his responsibility to this great nation and never shied away from it; a man who continued to pay it forward years after leaving public service.

“A fellow Illinoisan, Donald Rumsfeld enlisted in the United States Navy and then came home to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives for Illinois’ 13th District. And as many know, he later went on to serve two non-consecutive terms as Defense Secretary. Beyond his federal service, he spent his later years encouraging young people to get involved in public service through grant programs and scholarships. I was proud to support in this mission of The Rumsfeld Foundation, and will continue to do so in his honor.”

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