Death of John Murtha

June 17, 1932 - February 8, 2010
| Age 77

Democratic Representative from Pennsylvania dies at 77
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By PETER JACKSON, Associated Press Writer


Rep. John Murtha, the tall, gruff-mannered former Marine who became the de facto voice of veterans on Capitol Hill and later an outspoken and influential critic of the Iraq War, died Monday following complications from gallbladder surgery. He was 77.

Rep. Bob Brady, a longtime friend, said the late congressman's large intestine was damaged during surgery and an infection led him to be hospitalized with a fever....

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