President to name Cleland to battle monuments post

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President Barack Obama says he will nominate former Sen. Max Cleland to be secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Cleland, a triple-amputee Vietnam veteran, has served in the Georgia state Senate, as head of the Veterans Administration when Jimmy Carter was president, and later as a U.S. senator from Georgia.

The commission, established in 1923, commemorates fallen members of the U.S. armed forces through overseas military cemeteries, memorials, monuments and markers.

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