Like many Floridians, I am saddened to hear the news of Congressman C.W. Bill Young’s passing. While I never had the opportunity to meet with him personally, his presence has always been known and directly felt throughout my years as a member of our military.
It is entirely fitting that his last moments were surrounded not only by his immediate family but also by many of our nation’s heroes at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda, Md.
Congressman Young is one of those rare few in politics who rose from humble beginnings and still managed to keep his priorities aligned with those he served. I hope that Florida’s 13th Congressional District will find a suitable replacement going forward in the special elections (and beyond) that may continue his enthusiasm and service.
As a true champion for our military and veterans, his legacy will long endure.
Thanks from all of those who have been touched by your work. God bless you, sir! Fair winds and following seas — Semper Fidelis and Semper Fortis!
Scott K. Rineer