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Fulda, West Germany, April, 1981: 78-year-old Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., second from left, leads soldiers of Company D, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment on a one-mile run. Thurmond, a Senate Armed Services Committee member who was touring bases in Europe, reportedly exercised every morning for 30 minutes, followed by a run of two to four miles.

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