Pence pays tribute to McCawley

Vice President Mike Pence, a native of Columbus, issued the following statement from the White House on Friday afternoon on the death of retired Republic associate editor Harry McCawley:

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Harry McCawley, a true icon in the Columbus community. Harry McCawley was Columbus. His written words, voice, and work as a journalist, historian, and passionate advocate for veterans set a standard of excellence in our community, and he will be sorely missed. Karen and I join the entire Columbus community in keeping Harry’s family and friends in our prayers.”