Monday, February 08, 2010

John Murtha

Rep. John Murtha, Democrat of Pennsylvania, has passed away.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Congressman John P. Murtha, D-Johnstown, died this afternoon at 1:18 p.m. at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va.

His family was at his bedside....

....First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in February of 1974, Murtha was a Marine who became the first Vietnam War combat Veteran elected to the U.S. Congress....

Murtha had always been an advocate for our men and women in uniform. He will be missed.