FORT BENNING (WTVM) - Senator Bob Dole, a decorated World War II veteran and former GOP presidential nominee visited the National Infantry Museum Friday morning.
Bob Dole, now 93-years-old, tweeted this morning "Headed to Ft. Benning. Believe it or not, I haven't been there since 1944."
He attended officer candidate school on Fort Benning in 1944.
Senator Dole completed his training as an infantry Second Lieutenant in 1945, long before his vast political career.
News Leader 9 spoke with him as he toured the museum saying it was a sentimental journey for him.
Seeing former comrades honored at the museum was emotional for Senator Dole.
"I think all of the people who served here who believed in America and wear that image every day. I have met people all over the country since I have been here and they are proud of Fort Benning, for what it is what it means and what it does for America," says the Senator.
Dole also talked briefly to second lieutenants about threats all over the world, saying "The world is on fire right now" and they can help fix it.