Officials at Fort Leavenworth are memorializing the late Missouri congressman Ike Skelton by renaming the northeast Kansas post’s library in his honor.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno is scheduled to speak Thursday morning at the naming ceremony for the Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library.
Skelton, a Democrat, was elected 17 times to the U.S. House before losing in 2010 to Republican Vicky Hartzler in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District. He chaired the House Armed Services Committee and was considered an astute military historian and a champion of the nation’s servicemen and women.
Skelton died last October at the age of 81.
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