US President Barack Obama mourns Alexander Haig’s deathFebruary 21st, 2010 - 12:43 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US President Barack Obama has mourned the death of the former Secretary of State Alexander Haig in a statement. He described Alexander Haig as a great citizen of the country who served the United States with distinction. He also said that General Haig was a great example of the warrior-diplomat who dedicated his entire live to serving the public, with humility and with an undying passion.
The statement of the US President Barack Obama said, “Today we mourn the loss of Alexander Haig, a great American who served our country with distinction. General Haig exemplified our finest warrior-diplomat tradition of those who dedicate their lives to public service. He enjoyed a remarkable and decorated career, rising to become a four-star general and serving as Supreme Allied Commander of Europe before also serving as Secretary of State. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Alexander Haig was born on the 2nd of December 1924. He died on 20th of February, Saturday, at the ripe old age of 85. A spokesman for the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore confirmed his death. According to the family spokesman, the Republican John Haig died at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, from complications associated with an infection. They said that he was admitted to the hospital on the 28th of January 2010 and remained in critical condition, and then finally succumbed to the infection.
He was the Secretary of State during the administration of President Ronald Reagan. He also served as the White House Chief of Staff under President Ronald Reagan and President Gerald Ford. He also served as the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army in 1973. He was also the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, and he commanded all the US and the NATO forces in Europe during his illustrious career.
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