With sadness the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum notes the passing of Bill Young, a member of Congress from Florida who for many years was a great champion of the men and women of the United States Armed forces and their families. Congressman Young served over 42 years in Congress and was Chairman of the house Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense.
Congressman Young was a tireless supporter of those who serve, championing a great deal of legislation supporting service member benefits, veterans funding, medical care for veterans, and many other initiatives.
Congressman Young received the Museum's Intrepid Freedom Award in August 2004.
The Intrepid family offers it's condolences to his wife Beverly, his sons Rob, Billy and Patrick, and all his family, friends and constituents.