Beau Biden was “The Finest Man” – Gone too Soon

In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.

Beau Biden, the former Attorney General of Delaware, dining with the Jamaican Hon. Consulate Ms. Lorna Johnson

L to R: Jamaica Hon. Consulate Ms. Lorna Johnson, Beau Biden, the former Attorney General of Delaware, and  Josh Alcorn, first day on the job as the Attorney General assistant, enjoying Jamaican breakfast at the consulate Beverly Hills home in California in 2013.

LOS ANGELES – On behalf of CaribPress and the Los Angeles Caribbean community, our condolences to the Biden family as they grieve the loss of Joseph “Beau” Biden III, the eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden. He was 46.

In a statement Saturday night, the vice president said, “It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life.”

According to the White House statement, “Our country lost a dedicated public servant – a fighter for justice on the frontlines of war and in the courts here at home. A committed son, father, and husband, Beau Biden put his family first. His was a life we all strive to lead.”

In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.

In a statement his father Vice President Biden wrote: “Beau’s life was defined by service to others. As a young lawyer, he worked to establish the rule of law in war-torn Kosovo. A major in the Delaware National Guard, he was an Iraq War veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star. As Delaware’s Attorney General, he fought for the powerless and made it his mission to protect children from abuse.”

Mr. Joe Biden further stated, “More than his professional accomplishments, Beau measured himself as a husband, father, son and brother. His absolute honor made him a role model for our family. Beau embodied my father’s saying that a parent knows success when his child turns out better than he did.”

President Obama had this to say, “Just like his dad. Joe is one of the strongest men we’ve ever known. He’s as strong as they come, and nothing matters to him more than family. It’s one of the things we love about him. And it is a testament to Joe and Jill – to who they are – that Beau lived a life that was full; a life that mattered; a life that reflected their reverence for family.”

The White House announced that President Barack Obama will eulogize Beau Biden at a funeral ceremony on Saturday.  The service will be held at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church in Wilmington, Delaware at 10 a.m. ET.

Photo: This was the first and last time I saw Beau Biden, the former Attorney General of Delaware, enjoying Jamaican breakfast with the Jamaican Hon. Consulate Ms. Lorna Johnson at her Beverly Hills home, CA. They were having ackee & codfish with fried dumplings. Also seen in the photo is the Attorney General assistant Josh Alcorn, this was his first day on the job.   Photo credit: Lyndon Johnson, CaribPress

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