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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma


Congressman Russell Introduces the Duty First Act

March 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 1582, the Duty First Act, to honor the First Infantry Division of the U.S. Army ahead of its centennial on May 24, 2017. The Duty First Act would give recognition to the Army’s oldest continuously serving division in the form of commemorative coins issued by the Secretary of the Treasury. The sale of these coins will assist in updating the existing First Infantry Division Memorial in Washington, DC to include the names of the Division’s fallen soldiers from the War on Terror.