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President Trump signs bill to name Bend VA clinic for Robert Maxwell

President Trump this week signed legislation to rename the Bend Veterans Affairs Clinic for World War II hero Robert F. Maxwell, the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient when he passed away last year in Bend at the age of 98.


News release:

Walden, Merkley, Wyden Applaud Official Signing of the Bill to Rename Bend VA Clinic after Robert Maxwell

Robert Maxwell received the Medal of Honor for his service

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) and  Senators Jeff Merkley  (D-OR)  and Ron Wyden (D-OR) applauded the signing into law of a bill introduced by the Oregon delegation to rename the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in Bend after Robert Maxwell, a World War II veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient who lived in Bend. The bill was signed into law on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

At the time of Maxwell’s passing, he was the oldest Medal of Honor recipient in the nation and one of four remaining veterans from World War II to be awarded the Medal of Honor. After his courageous service, he worked as a teacher in Bend. 
 
"Bob Maxwell was a selfless and humble public servant and a friend to everyone he met,” said Walden. “As we approach what would’ve been Bob’s 100th birthday, I can’t think of a better way to honor Bob than renaming the Bend VA Clinic after him. I applaud President Trump for swiftly signing this bill into law and forever ensuring that Bob’s legacy is honored, and his heroism is remembered."

"Bob Maxwell’s life is a testimony to the power of selflessness and dedication to serving a cause bigger than oneself,” said Merkley. “That lesson couldn’t be more important today, and just like the countless Oregonians who have been moved by his story, I am grateful for the example he set throughout his lifetime of service. I am thrilled that this renaming will help ensure that his legacy will be remembered, and know that his courageous and generous spirit will continue to inspire for generations to come."

"Robert Maxwell’s name on the VA Clinic in Bend is a well-deserved tribute to a World War II hero and beloved teacher in Central Oregon,” Wyden said. “I’m glad this Medal of Honor winner will be remembered in such a fitting fashion for his public service both overseas and at home."

Oregon’s congressional delegation  previously wrote to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs committees  in support of the renaming. The City of Bend,  American Legion Department of Oregon, Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Oregon, and  Disabled American Veterans Department of Oregon  also advocated for the change.  

Government-politics / News / War-Military

KTVZ News Team

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  1. You clowns just cannot help yourselves can you. Politicizing a news article about a true American hero who just got recognition he deserved. Do everybody a favor and don’t show up at the ceremony.

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