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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 11, 2017

TAPS Congratulates Dr. David Shulkin on Appointment as Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Upon hearing the news that Dr. David Shulkin has been appointed to the position of Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) thanks Secretary Bob McDonald and Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson and congratulates Dr. Shulkin.

"TAPS has been honored to work with Secretary Bob McDonald and Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson at the Department of Veterans Affairs. We are grateful for their commitment to our veterans, military families and survivors," said Bonnie Carroll, TAPS President and Founder. "We look forward to continuing our partnership with the VA and congratulate Dr. David Shulkin on his appointment as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. As the son of an Army officer, we are certain Dr. Shulkin will bring a unique understanding of military family life and the sacrifices made which are central to the VA's mission '...to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.'"

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