Rep. Tom Graves Co-Sponsors Legislation to Award Purple Heart to Victims of Chattanooga Terror Attack
(Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement concerning his co-sponsorship of H.Res. 383, a bipartisan Congressional Resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Sailors and Marines who were killed or injured in the domestic terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee, should be awarded 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.”
The Purple Heart is a decoration awarded to members of the Armed Forces who are wounded or killed in combat.