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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham: Allow Arlington burial for La. guardsman

June 2, 2015
In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, who chairs a subcommittee that oversees federal military cemeteries, is among the lawmakers asking the army to reconsider its decision to deny a fallen Louisiana National Guardsman's burial at Arlington National.

Abraham, R-Alto, and his Louisiana colleagues spoke to Deputy Secretary of the Army Deb Wada Tuesday in a call initiated by Congressman Garrett Graves, R-Baton Rouge.

Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich, originally from Baton Rouge, was one of four Louisiana Army National Guardsmen killed in a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crash off the coast of Florida on March 10.

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