Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88

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(WCBD) – The family of twice-former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, announced on Wednesday that he has died at the age of 88.

The statement said that “he was surrounded by family in his beloved Toas, New Mexico.”

Rumsfeld served as Secretary of Defense first under Gerald Ford and most recently under George W. Bush.

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