Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued this statement regarding his co-sponsorship of House Resolution 383 to award the 5 servicemen who were killed in the Chattanooga attack in July the Purple Heart:
“Any member of the Armed Forces who is killed or wounded serving our country deserves to be honored for their selfless service and sacrifice. The victims of the domestic terrorist attack in Chattanooga are no different. In that attack, five service members paid the ultimate price in defense of our country, and several others were wounded. These soldiers have earned the Purple Heart, and should be recognized accordingly.”
HR 383, initially sponsored by Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03) of Chattanooga, has picked up a number of bi-partisan co-sponsors.