The American Legion Mourns Passing of Sen. Johnny Isakson

Published: Dec. 20, 2021 at 12:14 PM CST

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- American Legion National Commander Paul E. Dillard issued the following statement today concerning the passing of former Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson:

The American Legion Logo (PRNewsfoto/The American Legion)
The American Legion Logo (PRNewsfoto/The American Legion)

"A proud Legionnaire from Post 130 in Loganville, Ga., Sen. Isakson was a champion for veterans. Thanks largely to his leadership in the Senate, the Department of Veterans Affairs underwent serious and meaningful reforms that will benefit veterans for generations. The MISSION Act, accountability and appeals modernization are all part of his legacy. In 2016, The American Legion presented Sen. Isakson with a well-deserved Distinguished Public Service Award. Sen. Isakson represented the best in public service. Our condolences to his wife, Diane, their family and many friends."

About The American Legion

The American Legion, the nation's largest veterans organization, is dedicated to the motto of "Veterans Strengthening America." Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion is committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to servicemembers and veterans. Nearly 2 million members in more than 12,600 posts across the nation and regions overseas serve their communities with a devotion to mutual helpfulness.

Contact: John Raughter, Media Relations
jraughter@legion.org or 317-630-1350

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