Former Army Secretary John Marsh laid to rest in Virginia

NEW MARKET, Va. (AP) — Former Secretary of the Army John Marsh Jr. has been laid to rest at a Civil War battlefield in Virginia where he developed a love for history and the military.

Marsh, who also served four terms as Virginia’s 7th District congressman, died Feb. 4 at Blue Ridge Christian Home in Raphine. He was 92.

The Northern Virginia Daily reports that former Vice President Dick Cheney was among the mourners who gathered Friday for Marsh’s funeral at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War and burial at New Market Battlefield State Historical Park.

After leaving Congress in 1971, Marsh served as an assistant secretary of defense and national security assistant to Vice President Gerald Ford, whom he later served as presidential counselor. He served as Army Secretary from 1981 to 1989.

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Information from: Northern Virginia Daily.

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