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Bob Dole | 10th Mountain Division

4:24   |   Senator Bob Dole was sent to Italy in 1945 and assigned to the 10th Mountain Division as a young second lieutenant. Although the war in Europe would soon be over, Senator Dole found himself in the thick of combat outside of Castel d'Aiano. In an effort to try and save his downed radioman, he himself was badly wounded and had to remain on the battlefield through the heat of the battle.

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    Senator Bob Dole reflects on his admiration of, and relationship with fellow Kansan, President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Having served under him in WWII, he saw the type of leader Ike was and would support his bid for president.

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