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John Murtha dead at 77; Pennsylvania congressman served 19 terms

Pennsylvania congressman John P. Murtha has died after complications from surgery.

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A military hawk skilled in pork-barrel politics
Article | Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), a Vietnam War veteran who staunchly supported military spending and became a master of pork-barrel politics, died Monday at Virginia Hospital Center. The 19-term lawmaker died from complications of gallbladder surgery. He was 77.

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