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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Congressmen seek reversal of denial of Louisiana Guardsman's burial at Arlington

June 3, 2015
In The News
Members of Louisiana congressional delegation has requested that the Army reverse its decision to deny Louisiana National Guard Staff Sergeant Thomas Florich the opportunity of a burial at Arlington National Cemetery.  Congressman Ralph Abraham, who chairs a subcommittee that oversees federal military cemeteries, says their conversation with Deputy Secretary of the Army Deb Wada was productive.
"They did say they would revisit the issue and hopefully we're looking for a favorable acknowledgement that the Sergeant will be allowed to be buried in Arlington as his family wishes."
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