FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2005 file photo, Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., ranking democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, speaks during a news conference in Washington. Skelton, who built a reputation... more 
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2005 file photo, Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., ranking democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, speaks during a news conference in Washington. Skelton, who built a reputation as a military expert and social conservative during 34 years representing western and central Missouri in the U.S. House, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 in Virginia. He was 81. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Lauren Victoria Burke, File
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