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Posted on: June 5, 2015

Tribute to the Honorable Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III from the County Executive

It is with great sorrow that County Executive Gordon recognizes the life of service and duty to God, family, and country by the late and Honorable Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III, who left this Earth on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the young age of 46.

The County Executive extends his deepest condolences to the Biden family, notably his friend, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and he prays that God blesses this family with all that is needed in this incredible time of grief.

The Honorable Beau Biden served the State of Delaware well for eight years as Attorney General, in whose office he fought for children, the less fortunate, and against powerful, malicious forces that dared to commit crimes against humanity in the State of Delaware.

Beau, as he was affectionately known, also served honorably as a Major in the United States Army’s Delaware Army National Guard and served America in the Iraq War from 2008 to 2009.

In the indelible words of President Lincoln, Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III was truly a man “of the people, by the people, for the people”, and all of the Diamond State will miss the closest thing to a prince that Delaware has ever had.

Presented on this 5th day of June, 2015,
by order of the County Executive

Thomas P. Gordon
New Castle County Executive

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