Chuck Hagel
Senator, NE
Born: 10/04/1946
Birthplace: North Platte
Home: Omaha, NE
Religion: Episcopalian
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Born in North Platte, Nebraska to German and Polish American parents, he graduated from Scotus Central Catholic High School in Columbus, NE and the Brown Institute for Radio and Television in 1966 and from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1971. Hagel is a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the U.S. Army infantry, attaining the rank of Sergeant (E-5) from 1967-68. While serving during the Vietnam War, he received the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
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In this photo provided by CBS, Sen. Chuck Hagel appears on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington, Sunday, May 13, 2007.
AP Photo / CBS Face the Nation, Karin Cooper