[117th Congress Public Law 57]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

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Public Law 117-57
117th Congress

                                 An Act

 To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient 
 clinic in Aurora, Colorado, as the ``Lieutenant Colonel John W. Mosley 
          VA Clinic''. <<NOTE: Nov. 12, 2021 -  [H.R. 4172]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
                              OUTPATIENT CLINIC, AURORA, COLORADO.

    (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
            (1) John Mosley was born on June 21, 1921, in Denver, 
            (2) In 1945, John Mosley married Edna Mosley.
            (3) During World War II, he joined the famed Tuskegee Airmen 
        and trained as a bomber pilot, serving as one of the first 
        African Americans in that role. He earned the flight 
        qualification of Command Pilot during his service in the United 
        States Air Force. The brave service of the Tuskegee Airmen 
        helped pave the way for integration of the armed services. Edna 
        Mosley worked in the defense industry during the war.
            (4) Upon their return to Colorado, Edna Mosley joined John 
        as a tireless community activist and organizer. Among her many 
        achievements, Edna was elected to three terms as Aurora's first 
        African-American City Council Woman. While on the Council, Mrs. 
        Mosley also served on the Board of Directors of the Fitzsimons 
        Redevelopment Authority, the entity which provided the vision 
        for the development of the University of Colorado Health 
        Sciences Center.
            (5) After a brief break from military service, John Mosley 
        served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was an operations 
        officer in Thailand during the Vietnam War.
            (6) John Mosley retired in 1970 as a lieutenant colonel.
            (7) In 2007, Lieutenant Colonel Mosley and the original 
        Tuskegee Airmen received the Congressional Gold Medal from 
        President George W. Bush.
            (8) John and Edna Mosley continued to serve their community 
        long after their retirements, advocating for racial equality, 
        women's rights, veterans' affairs, housing, and education.

    (b) <<NOTE: Effective date.>>  Designation.--The Department of 
Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic to be located in 
Aurora, Colorado, shall after the date of the enactment of this Act be 
known and designated as the ``Lieutenant Colonel John W. Mosley 

    (c) References.--Any reference to such clinic in any law, 
regulation, map, document, record, or other paper of the United States

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 shall be considered to be a reference to the Lieutenant Colonel John W. 
Mosley Clinic.

    Approved November 12, 2021.


            Sept. 20, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 28, considered and passed Senate.