Hagel Marks the Passing of Rep. Young
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2013 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued the following statement on the passing of Rep. C.W. Bill Young:
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman Bill Young this evening. On behalf of the 3 million men and women of the Department of Defense, I want to express our heartfelt condolences to Beverly and the Young family. I have known and respected Bill Young for more than four decades. He dedicated his life to serving our country -- beginning with nearly a decade in the Army National Guard and culminating in more than 40 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. He will be remembered as a passionate advocate for the welfare of America's service members and military veterans. Though his loss will be felt by many, his legacy and commitment to a strong national defense will always inspire us.