Saturday, April 18, 2009

Rep. Perriello Visits Soldiers in Afghanistan

Rep. Perriello visited Afghanistan with a bipartisan congressional delegation on a mission with the Health Subcommittee of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. There he surveyed the health care systems and hospitals provided to our wounded sisters and brothers in this combat zone. Saith Perriello:
"I am deeply grateful for the heroism and professionalism of our medical units saving lives overseas, and I want to ensure we're providing that continuity of care from the battlefront to our veterans back home," said Perriello.

He added: "As we prepare to make serious decisions about our policy in Afghanistan, it was important to me to listen to the men and women risking their lives to defend our country and the generals leading them."
Anyone following Perriello knows that both Afghanistan, seen in his background and non-profit work there, and veterans issues are important to him. I'm glad to see him continue this work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For Representative Perriello it was a return to a place where he made a difference in the recent past and a place where he will make a difference again. Our service persons are well served by a congressman who knows the territory and knows the threats first hand.