Resolution honoring Marines and Sailor killed in Chattanooga shooting
House Resolution 383 says the victims deserve theappropriate award of the Purple Heart. The bill was supported by a bipartisan group of 72 original co-sponsors and was signed by the entire Tennessee delegation.
Rep. Fleischmann says, "Chattanooga and America lost five exceptional service members to a horrendous attack on our home soil. These men proudly served their country, and several made the ultimate sacrifice while braving fire in order to save others. With a broad bipartisan coalition, I introduced legislation expressing our belief that the Marines and Sailors lost or wounded in that attack are deserving of the Purple Heart and should be awarded appropriately. ”
The Purple Heart is a combat decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who are wounded in combat or posthumously to the next of kin to the military individual killed in combat.