President Signs Bill Named After Ohio Soldier

Legislation named for an Ohio Army National Guard soldier has been signed into law by President Biden.

The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act provides medical care for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances.

The law establishes that nearly two-dozen respiratory illnesses and cancers are traceable to smoke from military burn pits used for waste disposal.

The Pickerington, Ohio soldier served as a combat medic in Kosovo and Iraq before passing away from lung cancer in 2020.