Utah congressman introduces bill to honor fallen soldier

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WASHINGTON (ABC4 News) – Representative Rob Bishop introduced a bill to honor a Utah man who died serving his country.

Rep. Bishop introduced House Resolution 7163 to designate the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation.

Taylor served as the Mayor of North Ogden and as major in the Utah Army National Guard. Maj. Taylor was killed in an attack in Afghanistan on November 3.

From the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Rob Bishop spoke about Major Taylor and the designation of the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation.

In April of this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs opened the facility in North Ogden. It’s a place where veterans and their families can go to receive counseling, support, and other help.

 “It’s a place located right in the heart of Brent Taylor’s hometown and as a small gesture to his service and sacrifice, I have introduced a bill to name this VA facility, the ‘Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation,’” said Bishop.

“The naming of a building will never repay the debt our nation owes Mayor Taylor or his family, but it can stand as a humble reminder of the citizen soldier who lost his life in the service of others.”

Maj. Taylor is survived by his wife, Jennie, and seven children; Megan, Lincoln, Alex, Jacob, Ellie, Jonathan, and Caroline.

The House unanimously passed the bill. 

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