Bill passes to name VA hospital after local veteran legend

Bill passes to name VA hospital after local veteran legend

Bill passes to name VA hospital after local veteran legend

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by Rachel Nix

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 17 at 6:19 PM

The current and the future VA hospital will now bear the name of Kentucky’s last World War I era veteran.

Tuesday, the Senate passed the Military Construction VA Appropriations Bill which included Senator Mitch McConnell's request to rename the hospitals after Robley Rex.

McConnell says Robley Rex is a true Kentucky hero and was one of the bluegrass state's best known veterans.

Rex died in late April he was 107-years-old.

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