Sam Johnson praised by former colleagues in Congress as a hero and patriot

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The former Texas congressman, who had been a seven-year POW in Vietnam, died aged 89.

In 1966, his plane was shot down over North Vietnam and he was captured as a prisoner of war. He was kept captive for seven years."He proudly defended our freedoms, both on the battlefield and in the hallways of the House, and I was honored to serve alongside him in the #TX congressional delegation," he wrote on Twitter.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke of his admiration for Johnson, adding that he would miss him.Sam Johnson speaks at the biannual Texas Republican Convention in Dallas. His family has announced his death at the age of 89.Steve Scalise, House Minority Whip, said:"America lost one of its best today. Sam Johnson was my personal hero. His courage, integrity, grit as a POW for 7 years at the Hanoi Hilton, and dedication to our country inspired us all.America lost one of its best today.

 

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