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President Trump signs bill to rename VA site after Brent Taylor

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NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill passed by Congress to rename a Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Utah after a mayor who was killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan.

The White House’s website says the bill designating the VA outstation in North Ogden as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation was signed Thursday.

Taylor had taken a leave of absence as North Ogden mayor during his deployment and was expecting to return to the job in January when he was killed.

Officials say Taylor died when an Afghan security force member shot him. Taylor had been training Afghan commandos.

Utah Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop said the renaming honors Taylor but won’t repay the debt the nation owes Taylor and his family.

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