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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ two U.S. senators are seeking to rename a Veterans Affairs clinic in Junction City after a decorated World War II veteran who continued serving the military community around Fort Riley long after he retired.
Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts filed the measure Friday to honor Lt. Gen. Richard Seitz by renaming the health facility after the late general. Seitz died in June at age 95.
Seitz was born in Leavenworth and became one of the youngest battalion commanders in World War II, playing a key role in the Allied efforts during the 1944 Battle of the Bulge.
Following his retirement from the Army in 1975, Seitz moved to Junction City where he was active in supporting Fort Riley.