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Peace Corps Founder, Sargent Shriver, Dies At The Age 95

0832_lgVia Discovery News:

Sargent Shriver, the founder of the Peace Corps and a former vice presidential candidate, died on Tuesday in suburban Washington surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was 95.

On learning the news, President Barack Obama called him “one of the brightest lights of the greatest generation.”

“Over the course of his long and distinguished career, Sarge came to embody the idea of public service,” he said. “Of his many enduring contributions, he will perhaps best be remembered as the founding director of the Peace Corps, helping make it possible for generations of Americans to serve as ambassadors of goodwill abroad.”

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