Hoeven Statement on the Passing of WWII Veteran Lynn Aas

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the passing of Lynn Aas, a decorated veteran of World War II and a resident of Minot. 

“Lynn was a truly remarkable individual, a member of the Greatest Generation who fought with valor in defense of our nation in WWII and went on to shape the Minot community through decades of service and leadership,” said Hoeven. “Mikey and I were privileged to know him. We will honor his memory and keep his family and loved ones in our prayers.”  

Aas fought as a rifleman in the historic Battle of the Bulge, served with the 17th Airborne Division of the 193rd Airborne Infantry in the European Theatre and received the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the French Legion of Honor medal. Aas returned to North Dakota following the war, earned his law degree from the University of North Dakota and served in the state legislature for four sessions.

Hoeven previously hosted Aas in Washington, D.C. as his guest for the 2015 State of the Union Address. The senator also recently joined Aas, as well as his family and friends, in celebrating the veteran’s 100th birthday and presented him with a copy a statement that Hoeven entered into the Congressional Record in honor of his service and many contributions to his nation, state and community.