BOZEMAN — Bozeman’s VA Clinic is well on its way to being renamed after Medal of Honor recipient, staff sergeant Travis Atkins.
On Thursday, in a unanimous vote, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to rename the clinic after Atkins who was killed on the battlefield in Iraq after he tackled and fell on a suicide bomber to save the lives of his fellow soldiers.
Atkins was born and raised in Montana and served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
He was awarded the Medal of Honor after his death in a White House ceremony in March.
Montana U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines along with Congressman and governor-elect Greg Gianforte all supported the bill.
It goes to President Trump next for his signature.