President Trump signs bill promoting Bob Dole to colonel


Bob Dole can now add ‘Colonel’ to his list of titles.

Members of the Kansas Congressional Delegation introduced legislation to give Bob Dole an honorary promotion from Army Captain to Colonel.

In January, Republican Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran introduced legislation for the promotion in January. It then passed the House and the Senate in late March.

Today, the White House said President Trump signed that bill into law.

Bob Dole is 95 and joined the Army in 1942, while attending The University of Kansas.

Dole served in World War II, earning two purple hearts, and the World War II victory medal, among other honors.

Dole also served in Congress and the Senate and was the 1996 Republican nominee for president.

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