Colorado Springs VA clinic to be named after Medal of Honor recipient

By: Lisa Walton,
June 17, 2014 Updated: June 18, 2014 at 11:32 am

The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted unanimously to pass a bill that would name a planned Colorado Springs Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic after PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom, a Colorado Springs resident and a World War II Medal of Honor recipient.

The bill, H.R. 3375, backed by Sen. Mark Udall and U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, passed the House of Representatives by a unanimous vote of 396-0 Tuesday afternoon.

The bill designates the community-based clinic, under construction at 3141 Centennial Blvd., as the PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic.

The Gazette reported in October that Lindstrom had gone from living in poverty at the Myron Stratton Home to earning the nation's highest military honor on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 1943, when he charged a German machine gun nest in southern Italy while serving with the 3rd Infantry Division.

He died in combat in Anzio, Italy, three months after earning the medal, which was awarded posthumously in April 1944.

Lindstrom was buried in Evergreen Cemetery and his medal is part of a collection at the Pioneers Museum.

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