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Bob Dole's burial Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Jan 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-28 14:20:46-05

TOPEKA, Kan. — The late Bob Dole will be buried with military honors Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery.

Dole is a former U.S. Senate majority leader and Republican presidential nominee who also has been celebrated as a World War II hero.

He died Dec. 5 at the age of 98.

The foundation named for his widow and former Cabinet secretary and North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole announced plans for a private service at the historic Washington-area cemetery.

About 100 close family and former colleagues are expected to attend. Dole was a native of Russell in western Kansas who served nearly 36 years in Congress and was the 1996 Republican presidential nominee.