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Ex-Sen. Lugar's burial set for Arlington National Cemetery

President Barack Obama delivers remarks to the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction symposium at the National Defense University for the 20th anniversary of the CTR program while, from left, then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, former Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga., and Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., listen in Washington on Dec. 3, 2012. In his speech, the president acknowledged the extraordinary progress made in securing nuclear material, and thanked Senators Nunn and Lugar for their works on those issues.

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By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: July 14, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Sen. Richard Lugar will be buried later this month at Arlington National Cemetery, nearly three months after his death.

After Lugar died at age 87 on April 28 from complications of a neurological disorder, it was announced he would be buried at the cemetery that's just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

The late Republican lawmaker's burial there has now been scheduled for July 24.

Lugar served in the Senate from 1977 until 2013. He was a foreign policy expert who helped spur the dismantling of thousands of former Soviet nuclear weapons.

Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other high-ranking U.S. government officials were among about 1,500 who attended his May 15 funeral at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

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