Veterans unite: Texas' Rep. Dan Crenshaw featured in patriotic viral tweet

Florida Rep. Brian Mast shared this tweet showing himself with Indiana Rep. Jim Baird and Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw.
Florida Rep. Brian Mast shared this tweet showing himself with Indiana Rep. Jim Baird and Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw. (Brian Mast/Twitter)

HOUSTON – A tweet showing three veterans, including Texas' Dan Crenshaw, in the U.S. House of Representatives is striking a chord with many Americans.  

Florida Rep. Brian Mast shared this tweet showing himself with Indiana Rep. Jim Baird and Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw.

Crenshaw, a Navy SEAL who did five tours of duty, lost his right eye when he was hit by an improvised explosive device blast in Helmand province in 2012 in Afghanistan, according to his campaign website. Surgeries restored sight in his left eye. He recovered and ultimately deployed twice more.

Crenshaw was medically retired in 2016 with two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, according to his biography.


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