SPRINFIELD, Mo. -- A final tribute today to retired congressman Mel Hancock, buried with full military honors at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Hancock died over the weekend at the age of 82. He served in the United States Air Force after graduating from college, and was honorably discharged from active duty as a first Lieutenant. Hancock led a successful effort to get an amendment to the Missouri state constitution that limits state revenues and expenses to a percentage of personal income of state residents. He then served four terms representing Missouri's 7th district in the U-S house of representatives.