U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on Thursday applauded Senate passage of her bill to rename the hospital as the "Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center."
That's in honor of Private First Class Joe E. Mann, a World War II hero, and Platoon Sergeant Bruce A. Grandstaff, a Vietnam War hero.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has introduced companion legislation in the House.
Both Mann and Grandstaff are Medal of Honor winners who died in action.
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