Sen. Lautenberg Laid To Rest

Lautenberg_Bloomberg_McCarthyThe Military Times has a nice eulogy for Senator Frank Lautenberg. In addition to his service in the Senate, Lautenberg was also an Army veteran of WWII.

His casket was set to arrive at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday and lie in repose in the Senate chamber, on the Lincoln Catafalque, a bier that was built for the coffin of Abraham Lincoln…

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s journey from a childhood so poor his family couldn’t afford his bar mitzvah to his life as a multimillionaire businessman who served for decades in the Senate was remembered Wednesday at a funeral in New York City packed with dignitaries.

“He came out fighting, and he never stopped,” Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove told mourners, including Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, several former governors and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton…

Lautenberg, who served in the Army Signal Corps during World War II, will be buried Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Read the full article at the Military Times.