House passes bill to rename Odessa VA Clinic

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WASHINGTON D.C. (Big 2/Fox 24) – U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway was on the Hill Tuesday with the goal of renaming the local Veterans Affairs Clinic in honor of two local veterans.

House Resolution 2334 aimed to have the clinic renamed to “Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic.”

“Mac Wilson and Rex Young displayed unimaginable heroism to defend their fellow servicemembers while protecting our country,” said Congressman Conaway in a statement. “These two men embody the West Texan values of selflessness, courage, and a devotion to one’s country, and their gallant sacrifices serve as a somber reminder of the price of freedom.

Alfred “Mac” Wilson served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the late 1960s and Marvin Rex Young was a US Army Staff Sergeant. Both men were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for their service during the Vietnam War.

HR 2334 went on to pass in the House. Companion legislation, Senate Resolution 1635, has also been filed in the other chamber of Congress by Sen. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn.

“I am extremely proud to have grown up in the town that raised both of these heroes, and it is my honor to help lead the community’s effort to rename the VA Clinic after Mac and Rex as a small token of appreciation for their incredible service to our country,” Conaway went on to say in the statement.

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