U.S congressman Walter Jones dies at 76

Veteran Republican U.S. congressman from North Carolina, Walter B. Jones, is dead.

He died on Sunday.

Jones had suffered a broken hip at his home in Greenville, N.C., three weeks after his family announced that he had entered hospice care.

Jones was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1995 and had been a member of the House Committee on Armed Services, instrumental in sponsoring legislation about veterans.

Once a vocal supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Jones later regretted his championing of the war and wrote to the families of U.S. service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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