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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Green Joins Astros To Meet With Soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center

July 22, 2005
Press Release
Washington, DC - Congressman Gene Green (D-Houston) usually goes home on the weekends to Houston.  This weekend is an exception, Congressman Green along with the Houston Astros and members of the Texas Congressional Delegation will visit with soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  The Astros are in Washington, D.C. completing a four game series against the Washington Nationals.
The Houston Astros will first visit with soldiers in the physical and occupational therapy wing of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  The Astros and the Texas Congressional Delegation will host a down-home Texas style barbeque for the soldiers and their families at the Mologne House, a part of the Walter Reed campus. 
I worked part time at the old Colt 45s stadium while growing up in Houston, continued Congressman Green.  This ball club has inspired thousands of young people, me included and its amazing that now Im still inspired by their patriotism.  They wanted to come visit our brave men and women at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda.  The Astros are a class act.
I have been to Walter Reed many times to support our troops, concluded Congressman Green.  But, Im sure they would rather see Cy Young winner Roger Clemens than a member of Congress.