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Walter B. Jones, U.S congressman, dies at age 76

Walter B. Jones, Veteran Republican U.S. congressman from North Carolina, is dead.

The 12-term congressman died on Sunday.

Three weeks after his family announced that he had entered hospice care, Jones had suffered a broken hip at his home in Greenville, N.C.

He was first in 1995 first elected to the House of Representatives.

Jones had been a member of the House Committee on Armed Services, instrumental in sponsoring legislation about veterans.

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