Elizabeth Warren's oldest brother dies of corona virus
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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced on Thursday that her 86-year-old brother Donald Reed Herring, a United States Air Force veteran, died of corona virus this past Tuesday evening. "My oldest brother, Don Reed, died from corona virus on Tuesday evening," Warren tweeted. "He joined the Air Force at 19 and spent his career in the military, including five and a half years off and on in combat Vietnam." Herring was diagnosed with cancer years ago, and he was hospitalized for pneumonia in February, according to information provided by his family. He was moved to intensive care at Norman Regional Hospital on April 15 and died six days later. "I'm grateful to the nurses and frontline staff who took care of him [Herring], but it's hard to know that there was no family to hold his hand or to say 'I love you' one more time," Warren tweeted.