Governor Abbott Statement On Death Of Former Texas Congressman Sam Johnson

By: Governor Greg Abbott Press Office
| Published 05/27/2020


AUSTIN, TX -- Governor Greg Abbott tonight issued the following statement on the passing of former Texas Congressman Sam Johnson:

'Sam Johnson was a fearless patriot and an American hero, and we are incredibly proud and fortunate to have called him a fellow Texan. Congressman Johnson dedicated his life to our nation and the state of Texas. He bravely served as a fighter pilot in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and his profound sacrifice is something Texans will never forget. As a congressman, Sam Johnson served with integrity and was always guided by his principles and the needs of the Texans he served. Today, we mourn the loss of a great Texan, but we also remember his tremendous life and the legacy he leaves behind. Cecilia and I offer our prayers to his family and friends, and we ask all Texans to join us in remembering a true Texas icon.'

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