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Henry E. Brown Jr., R-SC 1st
Mr. BROWN of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
Mr. Speaker, S. 4073 would rename the outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Farmington, Missouri as the ``Robert Silvey Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic.''
Robert Silvey, a decorated veteran of World War II, served as a member of the famed 82nd Airborne Division and was among a group of troopers who parachuted into France the night before the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. While fighting in France, Mr. Silvey was wounded three times and was subsequently awarded the Purple Heart. After returning home from World War II, Mr. Silvey had been active in various service organizations in the Farmington area and was instrumental in advocating for the construction
of this new outpatient clinic and has served as an active member in his community as well as in local veterans organizations. Naming this outpatient clinic for Mr. Silvey would be entirely appropriate.
I ask for the support of my colleagues in passing this legislation.
Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.