Lugar's burial set for Arlington National Cemetery

Sen. Richard Lugar lies-in-state in the rotunda of the Statehouse in Indianapolis, May 14, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Sen. Richard Lugar will be buried later this month at Arlington National Cemetery, nearly three months after his death.

After Lugar died at age 87 on April 28 from complications of a neurological disorder, it was announced he would be buried at the cemetery that's just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

The late Republican lawmaker's burial there has now been scheduled for July 24.

Lugar served in the Senate from 1977 until 2013. He was a foreign policy expert who helped spur the dismantling of thousands of former Soviet nuclear weapons.

Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other high-ranking U.S. government officials were among about 1,500 who attended his May 15 funeral at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

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