H.R. 3375, To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be constructed at 3141 Centennial Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the "PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic”

H.R. 3375

To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be constructed at 3141 Centennial Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the "PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic”

Date
June 17, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 3375To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be constructed at 3141 Centennial Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the “PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic,” under suspension of the rules.  H.R. 3375 was introduced on October 29, 2013 by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and was referred to the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Bill Summary

H.R. 3375 designates the community-based Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic that is to be constructed at 3141 Centennial Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the “PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic.”

Background

PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom was born in Nebraska, but moved to Colorado Springs as an infant.[1]  He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in April of 1944 for his service in World War II.  According to his Medal of Honor Citation, on November 11, 1943:

“[His] platoon was furnishing machinegun support for a rifle company attacking a hill near Mignano, Italy, when the enemy counterattacked, forcing the riflemen and half the machinegun platoon to retire to a defensive position.  PFC Lindstrom saw that his small section was alone and outnumbered 5 to 1, yet he immediately deployed the few remaining men into position and opened fire with his single gun.  The enemy centered fire on him with machinegun, machine pistols, and grenades.  Unable to knock out the enemy nest from his original position, PFC Lindstrom picked up his own heavy machinegun and staggered 15 yards up the barren, rocky hillside to a new position, completely ignoring enemy small arms fire which was striking all around him.  From this new site, only 10 yards from the enemy machinegun, he engaged it in an intense duel.  Realizing that he could not hit the hostile gunners because they were behind a large rock, he charged uphill under a steady stream of fire, killed both gunners with his pistol and dragged their gun down to his own men, directing them to employ it against the enemy.  Disregarding heavy rifle fire, he returned to the enemy machinegun nest for 2 boxes of ammunition, came back and resumed withering fire from his own gun.  His spectacular performance completely broke up the German counterattack. PFC Lindstrom demonstrated aggressive spirit and complete fearlessness in the face of almost certain death.”[2]

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[1] Lamborn & Udall Introduce Bills to Name New CO Springs VA Clinic, Oct. 29, 2013.
[2] Bio of PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom.

Cost

A cost estimate is not available at this time.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.