The news has just come across the wires that Jack Murtha, former Marine DI and reserve officer and a three-decade-plus veteran of the US House of Representatives, died today as a result of complications of gallbladder surgery. He was 77 years old.
As I believe is only proper, any misgivings we may have about the man should be put aside for now. His family deserves our condolences and prayers. Please show respect during this time.