Skelton calls Murtha a “first-class Marine and member of Congress”
By: Press Office of U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton
Congressman Ike Skelton
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 8, 2010) — Today, Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) expressed his condolences on the passing of U.S. Rep. John Murtha (D-Penn.):
“Jack was a first-class Marine and Member of Congress. His advocacy of the Armed Forces and the state of Pennsylvania made him a true champion for his constituents. I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family.”
Rep. Murtha, a 19-term Congressman and retiree of the U.S. Marine Corps, passed away today from surgical complications.
Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) serves as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Skelton’s website is at www.house.gov/skelton.