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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 08:53 PM
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Sargent Shriver hospitalized in suburban DC
A medical center spokeswoman has confirmed that former Peace Corps director and vice-presidential nominee R. Sargent Shriver has been hospitalized outside Washington.

Ronna Borenstein of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda said Sunday evening that she could not comment on the 95-year-old Shriver's condition or say when he was admitted.

Shriver announced in 2003 that he had Alzheimer's disease. He served as the first Peace Corps director in the administration of his brother-in-law, President John Kennedy. He also was Democrat George McGovern's running mate in 1972.

Shriver's wife and Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver died in 2009 at age 88. He is the father-in-law of former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is married to former NBC reporter Maria Shriver.



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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 08:56 PM
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1. Wow, I didn't know he was still alive!
I hope he gets better! :(
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 08:58 PM
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2. I always liked him
Hope he is comfortable.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:00 PM
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3. I wish him a gentle, peaceful end.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:10 PM
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4. A dear man, a true public servant. Well done, sir...
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:36 PM
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 10:56 PM
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6. A dear old family friend, Pauline Birky Kreutzer, worked very closely
with him in the early days of the Peace Corps. She and her husband Carl Birky traveled to and from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the late 50's/early 60's laying the groundwork, and visiting us in Japan a couple of times in the process.

Pauline published her memoirs a few years ago, for those who are interested in the history of the Peace Corps. I can't find it online, however.

http://www.today-archive.colostate.edu/index.asp?url=display_story&story_id=1005197

My mom babysat the Birky children when they lived in the downstairs apartment of a house my grandparents lived in.
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