Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Mourns the Passing of Texas Hero Sam Johnson

May 27, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC — Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement after news broke that former Congressman and legendary Texan Sam Johnson passed away:

“Tonight I mourn the loss of my good friend, former Congressman Col. Sam Johnson: An unflinching patriot, a larger-than-life Texan, a true American Hero, former POW of the Vietnam War, husband and father. My wife Nancy and I wish fair winds and following seas to my personal hero. They don’t make ’em like Sam anymore, and that’s too bad — he was an outstanding example of an exceptional public servant, always just as ready with a smart quip as a caring shoulder. I will miss you, my friend.”