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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood, one of the largest United States military installations in the world, released the following statement Wednesday after the passing of retired General Robert M. Shoemaker.
Gen (R) Shoemaker passed away on June 22 at the age of 93. Born in 1924, Shoemaker graduated from the United States Military Academy and later went on to serve in the 1st Calvary Division, III Corps and U.S. Army Forces Command. He retired from the Army in 1982 to the Killeen-Fort Hood area.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood, one of the largest United States military installations in the world, released the following statement Monday after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin announced his decision to overhaul the VA electronic medical system to make it compatible with the Department of Defense (DoD).
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor on Tuesday to recognize Military Appreciation Month.
This month is dedicated to recognizing those in the military who risk their lives in order to protect our nation.
Williams’ remarks are below:
“Mr. Speaker, I’d like to take this time to recognize Military Appreciation Month.
“This month allows us the opportunity to educate Americans regarding the impact our military has had throughout history.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor on Tuesday to honor the Comfort Crew for Military Kids on their 10th anniversary.
This organization provides military children specific resources and programs to help meet basic needs while their parents are deployed. They assist with preparing our youth so they can confidently face the unique challenges our military families experience.
Williams’ remarks are below:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood in the House of Representatives, this week voted for three measures that will protect the Second Amendment rights of veterans and improve the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) accountability and effectiveness.
KILLEEN - Operation Stand Down Central Texas has been working to help homeless veterans for three years. When director Joann Courtland was invited to the Texas State Society Black Tie and Boots Ball to bring attention to the work the nonprofit does, she was hoping to make some friends and raise some funds. What she got, besides recognition in front of thousands of people, was a new 2017 Toyota Tundra.
Congressman Roger Williams, R–Austin, testified in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning to request support for various projects at Fort Hood.
Williams, whose district includes part of Fort Hood, appeared before the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies to request support to improve the barracks and motor pools on Fort Hood.
CLEBURNE, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today announced that on Wednesday he will congratulate James Clay, an Army veteran, on being the recipient of a new roof to be donated by a local roofing company.
Clay, a native of Johnson County, was stationed in Japan and spent six years in the Army Reserves while segregation existed in the United States.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood in the U.S. House of Representatives, today issued the following statement on POW/ MIA Recognition Day:
“Today we remember our sons and daughters who made such courageous sacrifices in defending the United States. We remind them and their families that they will never be forgotten. These are America’s heroes to whom we owe much gratitude.”
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