Local VA clinic named after Springs Medal of Honor recipient

A local WWII hero who perished in 1944 will be honored with a re-dedication of the Colorado Springs VA facility.



Pfc. Floyd Lindstrom risked his life to save his brother-in-arms while serving in World War II.

Congressman Doug Lamborn said Tuesday that Lindstrom single-handedly attacked a machine gun nest in Italy to save the lives of his comrades. He died in Italy in 1944 after refusing to stay behind on a mission when offered the chance. His body was returned to southern Colorado and now lies in Evergreen Cemetery, according to Lamborn.

An obituary about the Medal of Honor recipient stated he was known as the "one-man Army."

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to name a new VA clinic in southern Colorado after Lindstrom.

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