- Associated Press - Saturday, May 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation to honor an Ohio solider who died in the Vietnam War by naming a Veterans Affairs clinic for him has been introduced in Congress.

Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman introduced a bill this past week in the Senate to designate the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Newark as the Daniel L. Kinnard Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

The senators said in a statement that Kinnard served as a medic in Vietnam and was awarded a Bronze Star for tending to wounded men in his unit while under fire.

U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi introduced a House version to designate the clinic for Kinnard, who was born in Mount Vernon and lived in Newark.

The legislation is supported by various veterans groups in Ohio.

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