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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Charlie Wilson dead at 76

Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson of Texas, who was portrayed by Tom Hanks in the popular movie about his assistance to Afghanistan in its war against the Soviet Union, has died, according to several media outlets. He was 76.
He died Wednesday in a Texas hospital.
His assistance to Afghanistan was captured in "Charlie Wilson's War," as was his reputation for having a good time.
Wilson served in the U.S. House from 1973 to 1996.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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