WASHINGTON D.C. — Senator Martha McSally and Representative Andy Biggs hope a bill will pass that renames the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) community outpatient clinic in Gilbert in honor of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Alexander W. Conrad of Chandler, Arizona.
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Conrad was killed in action in June 2018 at the age of 26.
“Staff Sergeant Alexander Conrad gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country,” McSally said in a press release. “Renaming the Gilbert VA clinic after him will be a tribute to his life of service and devotion, and a way for our community to remember this American hero.”
Conrad was a human intelligence officer from Chandler who served two deployments in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He was later deployed to Africa in support of Operation Octave Shield. Conrad died on June 8, 2018 in Somalia from injuries sustained from indirect enemy fire. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star with Valor, and Meritorious Service Medal.
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Alexander W. Conrad was one of America’s finest. He fought to free the oppressed and to ensure that all Americans live out their days in liberty. His memory is mourned & cherished by all.
Please keep his family, friends, and comrades in your prayers. pic.twitter.com/yHGwIMlbMX
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) June 15, 2018