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Vice President Joe Biden meeting his son Beau while serving in Iraq.

Truly awful news out of Washington:

Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III, the son of Vice President Biden and former state attorney general of Delaware, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for several years.

Biden, 46, the oldest son of the vice president and the rising star of a family dynasty, had been admitted recently to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington as he fought the cancer, a battle that his father largely kept private in the last weeks as his son clung to his life.

“The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us—especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter,” Vice President Biden said in a statement that was released Saturday night.

The Vice President had already lost his wife and daughter in a car accident shortly after his first election to the U.S. Senate. He considered stepping down, but instead chose to take the train home to Wilmington every night so he could attend to his sons, Beau and Hunter.

It’s hard to imagine the pain that comes with losing not only your spouse, but two of your children. Prayers and sympathy to the Biden family.

There are 25 comments.

  1. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    There are politics and there is humanity. Prayers to the Biden family.

    • #1
    • May 30, 2015, at 7:35 PM PDT
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  2. Front Seat Cat Member

    Completely sad – that family has been through a lot – May God rest his soul and comfort his family.

    • #2
    • May 30, 2015, at 7:38 PM PDT
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  3. AUMom Member
    AUMom Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    No parent buries a child without horror. My sympathies to the Biden family.

    • #3
    • May 30, 2015, at 7:38 PM PDT
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  4. Drusus Coolidge

    What terrible news. My sympathies and prayers for the Biden family. They have endured much already.

    • #4
    • May 30, 2015, at 8:07 PM PDT
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  5. Larry Koler Inactive

    Good bless Joe Biden and his family. May they find peace. I will remember them in my prayers.

    • #5
    • May 30, 2015, at 8:15 PM PDT
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  6. Daniel Wood Inactive

    This is every parents worst nightmare. Condolences and prayers to the Biden family.

    • #6
    • May 30, 2015, at 8:17 PM PDT
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  7. danys Thatcher
    danys Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Condolences to Vice President Biden who has lost a beloved son. So sad for the entire family. They are in my prayers.

    • #7
    • May 30, 2015, at 8:42 PM PDT
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  8. Arahant Member

    Bless them.

    • #8
    • May 30, 2015, at 8:55 PM PDT
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  9. 1967mustangman Inactive

    Joe Biden has had a great deal of sadness in his life. Adding this to the loss of his first wife and their daughter. I will pray for Joe.

    • #9
    • May 30, 2015, at 9:04 PM PDT
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  10. carcat74 Member

    Family comes first, as it should. Dealing with this, I wish his family strength and peace in the coming days.

    • #10
    • May 30, 2015, at 9:33 PM PDT
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  11. Albert Arthur Thatcher

    That is sad to hear. Of course, we all experience loss of loved ones, and so we can all have empathy and sympathy for what the Biden family is going through. I especially feel sorry for the two children. Losing a parent is very hard–my mother died 7 years ago. As it happens, today would have been her 63rd birthday, so I’ve been thinking about her a lot.

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    • May 30, 2015, at 9:45 PM PDT
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  12. Hammer, The Member

    Not at all good to hear. Much sympathy for Joe.

    • #12
    • May 30, 2015, at 10:41 PM PDT
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  13. Brian McMenomy Inactive

    Mr. Vice President, my family & I are saddened by your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

    • #13
    • May 31, 2015, at 1:00 AM PDT
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  14. Claire Berlinski, Ed. Editor

    What terribly sad news.

    I don’t know whether it would be a comfort to the family to have the whole nation’s sympathy–which I’m sure they do–or an added cruelty to have to go through the rituals that follow a death while in the public eye.

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    • May 31, 2015, at 1:16 AM PDT
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  15. Scott Wilmot Member

    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
    Pax vobis Mr. Biden.

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    • May 31, 2015, at 2:51 AM PDT
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  16. Shelley Nolan Inactive

    Scott Wilmot:Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Pax vobis Mr. Biden.

    Amen.

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    • May 31, 2015, at 4:08 AM PDT
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  17. Stad Thatcher

    When things like this happen, we put aside our differences and offer condolences. To the Biden Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    • May 31, 2015, at 5:11 AM PDT
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  18. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Well said. How horrible.

    • #18
    • May 31, 2015, at 6:02 AM PDT
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  19. David Carroll Thatcher
    David Carroll Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I join in offering condolences to the Biden family.

    • #19
    • May 31, 2015, at 6:41 AM PDT
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  20. MJBubba Inactive

    Yes, Lord, lift Joe Biden and his family in the midst of their sorrow.

    Amen.

    • #20
    • May 31, 2015, at 8:46 AM PDT
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  21. PsychLynne Inactive

    Prayers for all of the Bidens, especially Hallie and children.

    Thank you for posting, Jon.

    • #21
    • May 31, 2015, at 9:36 AM PDT
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  22. Snirtler Member

    David Carroll:I join in offering condolences to the Biden family.

    As do I.

    • #22
    • May 31, 2015, at 11:00 AM PDT
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  23. Jules PA Member

    May the family of Beau Biden find Peace and Comfort.

    • #23
    • May 31, 2015, at 11:08 AM PDT
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  24. Hustler46060 Member

    Amen

    • #24
    • May 31, 2015, at 6:21 PM PDT
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  25. Manny Member

    My condolences to the Vice President and his family. This was really sad. May our Lord’s light eternally shine upon Beau.

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    • June 1, 2015, at 4:23 AM PDT
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