|George McGovern (rear, second from left) and crew with Dakota Queen|
Former Senator and 1972 Democrat presidential candidate George McGovern, 90, is reported to be under hospice care and not responsive, according to family members.
McGovern, one of the most liberal presidential candidates in US history, was also a patriot and hero of WWII. As an Army Air Force pilot, he flew 35 combat missions over Europe in B24 Liberator bombers, always named the "Dakota Queen." Most Americans today cannot imagine the danger the bomber crews faced.
McGovern, 1972's anti-war candidate, had no qualms about taking on evil when it presented itself.
Update 10/21/12: George McGovern, RIP
|Eleanor McGovern pins pilot wings on her