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Release No: NR-090-13
December 21, 2013

Statement by Secretary Hagel on the Passing of John Eisenhower

Today Lilibet and I join the American people in mourning the passing of John Eisenhower, a true patriot whom I was fortunate to call my friend. The son of one of our nation's greatest leaders, John was an accomplished soldier, diplomat, and author. He was the longtime patriarch of an extraordinary family, and Lilibet and my thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with them today as they celebrate his rich legacy and his contributions to the nation he loved. He will be missed by all of us.

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