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House of Representatives Votes to Name Four VA Facilities after Medal of Honor Recipients

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House of Representatives Votes to Name Four VA Facilities after Medal of Honor Recipients

Today Bob Filner, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, announced that the House approved a package of bills that honors great Americans by naming VA facilities after them. Chairman Filner (D-CA) thanked his colleagues for supporting legislation to honor four great veterans, their families, their communities and all those that have had the privilege to know and work with these heroes.

1. H.R. 366 - to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the ‘Ernest Childers Department of Veterans Outpatient Clinic.'

2. H.R. 2546 - to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina, as the ‘Charles George Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.'

3. H.R. 2602 - to name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility in Iron Mountain, Michigan, as the ‘Oscar G. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility.'

4. S. 229 - to redesignate a Federal building in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the ‘Raymond G. Murphy Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.'

"Naming VA facilities after veteran heroes is a fitting tribute to preserve the memories of these brave servicemembers," said Chairman Filner. "Our grateful nation joins these communities in honoring the memories and saluting the bravery of these Medal of Honor recipients. This country has a proud legacy of appreciation and commitment to the men and women who have worn the uniform in defense of this country and I thank my colleagues for their support in honoring these heroes."

Attached is information on these Medal of Honor recipients.

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