(Rolling Prairie, Ind.) - A local man has memories of the late senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole.
La Porte County Commissioner and Vietnam War veteran Rich Mrozinski was volunteering by handing flags and programs to dignitaries on Veterans Day several years ago at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. when he recognized Dole and his wife, Elizabeth, approaching.
“When I handed them their flag and program, I asked them can I have my picture taken with you. They were very generous. They said oh, absolutely, it would be an honor,” Mrozinski said.
Dole, a former longtime U.S. Senator from Kansas and veteran of World War II, passed away Monday. He was 98 years old.
Dole was also the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 1996 and lost to incumbent President Bill Clinton.