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Home News Sam Johnson, Former P.O.W. and Long-Serving Texas Congressman, Dies at 89

Sam Johnson, Former P.O.W. and Long-Serving Texas Congressman, Dies at 89

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Mr. Johnson was a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades representing a Dallas-area district in Congress.





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Military Funeral Honors ceremonies must be scheduled in advance.

The law requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, which includes the folding and presentation of the United States flag and the playing of “taps,” upon the family’s request. This Department of Defense program calls for the funeral director to request military funeral honors on behalf of the veteran’s family.