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Rep. Gus Bilirakis headed to Afghanistan



Gus_Bilirakis U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, will spend the first week of August in Afghanistan and Iraq as part of a congressional tour. "We can't forget about our men and women over there," he said. "We can't take our eyes off that."

Bilirakis, a member of the Foreign Affairs and Veterans' Affairs committees, said he will meet with troops and military leaders and then visit a military hospital in Germany before returning home. He has been to Iraq before but never Afghanistan. "It's really good to see with your own eyes what's going on," he said.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:54pm]


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