Congressman John Murtha Dies
Nineteen-term Pennsylvania State Representative John Murtha, an influential critic of the Iraq War, died in Virginia on Monday following complications from gallbladder surgery. He was 77.
In 1974 Murtha, then an officer in the Marine Reserves, became the first Vietnam War combat veteran elected to Congress.
Written by Castina on February 8th, 2010 | Tagged as: Popular Culture