By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCTV) — Late Thursday, the United States Congress approved legislation to rename the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center in Tallahassee in honor of Marine Corps Sgt. Enrest "Boots" Thomas.
The center is located at 2181 Orange Avenue.
The legislation was introduced by Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Representative Al Lawson (D-FL) and was approved unanimously by the U.S. House of Representatives.
The bill now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law. It gained Senate approval in February.
"Sergeant Thomas is an American hero," Sen. Nelson said when he introduced the bill. "I can think of no more fitting tribute to his extraordinary service to our country than the renaming of this VA clinic in his honor."Read More