Gov. Scott Inducts 1st Class Of Florida Veterans

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email
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Associated Press News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The late Congressman Sam Gibbons is among six veterans who are the first inductees into the new Florida Veterans' Hall of Fame.

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday honored the first class. Their names are going up on a wall in the rotunda of the Florida Capitol.

Gibbons was a member of the 101st Airborne Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He served 34 years in Congress before he died last year.

The other inductees included: Former State Comptroller Bob Milligan, former U.S. Maj. General John R. D. Cleland, retired U.S. Navy Capt. Robert J. Silah, retired U.S. Marine Corps Maj. John Haynes, and retired U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Capt. Jeanne Rubin.

Milligan spent 35 years in the Marines before he was elected and served two terms as comptroller.

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