Palazzo issues statement regarding veteran's death

Rep.-elect Steven Palazzo issued a statement regarding the death of a Veterans Administration patient David Charles Miller after his discharge from the emergency room of the Biloxi hospital.

"Sergeant Miller’s passing is heart breaking, particularly so during this time of year when we take specific time to honor our veterans," he said in the written statement issued through his spokesperson.

"I am deeply disturbed by the circumstances surrounding his death as reported in the Sun Herald. I understand the VA is conducting an investigation and once details are revealed, I want to ensure appropriate action is taken.

"I also want to ensure steps are taken to avoid more tragedies in the future and that veterans receive the proper care they deserve and have been promised. As part of my commitment to South Mississippi and as a veteran myself, Veteran Affairs will be a serious priority for me in Congress."