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President Obama eulogizes Beau Biden

Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 01:43

President Obama delivers eulogy at memorial service for vice president's son, Beau Biden. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama delivers eulogy to one thousand people gathered at the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Wilmington for a funeral Mass for Biden, a former Delaware attorney general who also served a year-long term in Iraq as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard. "Beau Biden was an original; he was a good man, a man of character, a man who loved deeply, and was loved in return," says Obama. Beau Biden was diagnosed with brain cancer in August 2013 and underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. It recurred in the spring of this year. "He did in 46 years what most of us couldn't do in 146. He left nothing in the tank," continues Obama. " He was a man who led a life where the means were as important as the ends." His death was another tragic chapter in the life of the vice president, who lost his first wife and his daughter in a car accident shortly after winning election to the U.S. Senate in 1972. Beau and his brother Hunter were injured in the crash but survived. "It's no secret, that a lot of what made Beau the was he was just how much he loved and admired his dad," says Obama. Beau Biden is survived by his two children, Natalie and Hunter and widow Hallie.

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President Obama eulogizes Beau Biden

Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 01:43