Sending Office: Honorable Linda T. Sanchez
Please join me in cosponsoring a bill to rename the post office located at 8520 Michigan Ave. in Whittier, California after Sergeant Jose Ramos, a fearless veteran and advocate. Due to his tireless effort, Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day is officially
recognized in the state of California.
Jose Ramos enlisted in the Army as a 10th-grader in December 1965 and served in the Vietnam War as an Army Combat Medic. He was shot in the leg, awarded the Purple Heart, and diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder following his service.
That didn’t stop him from undertaking an arduous cross country bicycle trek to advocate for the long-overdue welcome home Vietnam War veterans deserve. Upon their return, many of these brave veterans found themselves caught in the crossfire of public debate
surrounding the war, and faced sharp criticism and isolation from their fellow Americans. Mr. Ramos dedicated much of his life to changing that view by advocating for his fellow service members.
In later years he dedicated his time to speaking about his experiences and those of his fellow soldiers at universities, schools, and prisons. Although his nightmares and PTSD remained with him his entire life, Mr. Ramos also enjoyed spending time with his
grandchildren, participating in religious pilgrimages, and enjoying life’s wonders like the daily sunrise and sunset. He instilled the values of love, honesty, and loyalty to his two children and four grandchildren before he passed away in 2017. Renaming the
Whittier Post Office in his honor will be a small token of gratitude from a grateful nation.
If you have any questions or would like to be a cosponsor of this bill, please contact Juan Rangel in my office at
Linda T. Sánchez
Member of Congress
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