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FILE - This 1944 file photo provided by the McGovern family shows George McGovern when he received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Sioux Falls, S.D. is welcoming political figures, family and friends in town Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 for a public viewing and prayer service to mark the life and career of former Democratic U.S. senator and three-time presidential candidate George McGovern, a legend in state's political history who died Sunday, Oct. 21, at age 90. (AP Photo/McGovern Family, File)

FILE - This 1944 file photo provided by the McGovern family shows George McGovern when he received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Sioux Falls, S.D. is welcoming political figures, family and friends in town Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 for a public viewing and prayer service to mark the life and career of former Democratic U.S. senator and three-time presidential candidate George McGovern, a legend in state's political history who died Sunday, Oct. 21, at age 90. (AP Photo/McGovern Family, File)

Former Senator George McGovern laid to rest

Mourners gathered on Oct. 26 for the funeral of former U.S. Senator George McGovern, a soft-spoken South Dakota native and passionate opponent of the Vietnam war who shaped the Democratic Party even in a landslide defeat in the 1972 presidential race.