U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) will join U.S. Congressman Don Bacon (NE-2) and a bipartisan group of Members of Congress holding a press conference to announce introduction of the Gold Star Families Support Act on October 5, 2017. The Gold Star Families Support Act addresses fundamental problems with current laws, especially regarding the access to and use of already established benefits to surviving spouses and dependent children.
Bipartisan Members of Congress
Thursday, October 5, 2017
United States Capitol East Front
Washington, DC 20003
*For Florida Media: The event will be live streamed on Rep. Mast’s Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/repbrianmast.
Rep. Mast will discuss his personal experiences with Gold Star Families following his service in the Army and how this legislation would help them. Prior to his election to Congress, Brian followed in his father’s footsteps by serving in the U.S. Army for more than 12 years, earning medals including The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal, and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal. While deployed in Afghanistan, he worked as a bomb disposal expert under the elite Joint Special Operations Command. The last improvised explosive device that he found resulted in catastrophic injuries, which included the loss of both of his legs.