WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement upon the passing of Medal of Honor recipient and Gallup’s own Hiroshi ‘Hershey’ Miyamura:
“New Mexico has lost a great hero. I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Medal of Honor recipient and Gallup’s own Hiroshi ‘Hershey’ Miyamura.
“It was an honor to work alongside Hershey to open the VA’s Gallup Community-Based Outpatient Clinic and visit the future site of the Gallup Veterans Cemetery.
“Hershey’s lifelong dedication to his country, to his community in Gallup, and to his fellow veterans in New Mexico will be remembered by many New Mexicans for many years to come.”