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Congressman Bill Young (R-FL) Passes Away

Congressman Bill Young (R-FL) Passes Away

Republican Rep. Bill Young, Florida's longest-serving member of Congress, died today.

Last week Young announced that he would not seek another term in 2014. A long-time supporter of defense spending, Young made headlines last year when he said the United States should withdraw forces from Afghanistan, saying "we're killing kids who don't need to die."

Young died at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he had been for nearly two weeks with back problems that stemmed from a 1970 small plane crash. He was 82 years old.

 

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