U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced legislation to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) community outpatient clinic in Gilbert after U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Alexander W. Conrad of Chandler, Arizona. Conrad was killed in action in June 2018 at the age of 26.
“Staff Sergeant Alexander Conrad gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country,” McSally said. “Renaming the Gilbert VA clinic after him will be a tribute to his life of service and devotion, and a way for our community to remember this American hero.”
Conrad was a human intelligence officer from Chandler who served two deployments in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He was later deployed to Africa in support of Operation Octave Shield. Conrad died on June 8, 2018 in Somalia from injuries sustained from indirect enemy fire. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star with Valor, and Meritorious Service Medal.
Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is a co-sponsor of the legislation.