The Independent reports:
Elizabeth Warren has announced that one of her brothers has died from coronavirus. Don Reed Herring, the Massachusetts senator’s oldest brother, died in Oklahoma on Tuesday with Covid-19, she said. He was 86.
The former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination expressed her gratitude to the health workers who cared for her brother but said “it’s hard to know that there was no family to hold his hand or to say ‘I love you’ one more time — and no funeral for those of us who loved him to hold each other close.”
“I’ll miss you dearly my brother,” she said. Mr Reed was a US Air Force veteran who joined the service at age 19 and spent more than five years “off and on in combat” during the Vietnam War.
My oldest brother, Don Reed, died from coronavirus on Tuesday evening. 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 in Vietnam. He was charming and funny, a natural leader. https://t.co/b8m0xKzAmM
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 23, 2020