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With Honor Action Mourns the Passing of U.S. Marine and Senator John W. Warner

Senator Warner, a U.S. Marine and member of With Honor’s Advisory Board, passed away on May 25th at the age of 94

CHARLOTTE, NC – With Honor Action mourns the passing of Senator John W. Warner, a veteran of the U.S. Marines and member of With Honor’s Advisory Board. Senator Warner volunteered for the U.S. Navy toward the end of World War II at age 17. He later joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Korean War while taking a leave of absence from the University of Virginia School of Law. His service to our country continued throughout his life, including as Secretary of the Navy during the Vietnam War, and later a five-term U.S. Senator from Virginia and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“It was an honor to have benefited from Senator John Warner’s service on our Advisory Board,” said Rye Barcott, Co-Founder and CEO of With Honor Action. “On a call with my son last month, Senator Warner said he always tried to live to the line from Hamlet: ‘To thine own self be true.’ He certainly succeeded in that quest, and his legacy will continue to inspire generations of principled veterans answering the call to serve again and run for elected office.”

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With Honor Action is a cross-partisan movement focused on supporting military veterans who want to work across the aisle and put principles before politics while serving again in Congress. With Honor Action’s advisory board includes post-9/11 veterans and Gold Star family members — Chris Howard, Ryan Manion, and Medal of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg — as well as prominent American leaders such as Secretary Robert Gates, Senator Tom Daschle, Admiral Michael Mullen, Michèle Flournoy, and David Gergen.

With Honor Action is a 501(c)(4), which serves as the organization’s policy and social-welfare arm. With Honor has an affiliated federally registered “super PAC” called With Honor Fund.