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Little-remembered Revolutionary War hero a step closer to citizenship
Little-remembered Revolutionary War hero a step closer to citizenship

Honorary U.S. citizens: Lafayette, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa. And soon, perhaps, Bernardo de Galvez.  Legislation to make the Spanish hero of the American Revolution an honorary U.S. citizen cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, even though some of its members said they had never heard of him. The effort has been pushed by Florida’s congressional delegation, led by Rep. Jeff Miller, a Republican whose district includes Pensacola, where Galvez led an attack on the British. Galvez was governor of Louisiana during the reign of King Carlos III. He sent arms and supplies to the colonists and, after Spain's entry into the war in 1779, led attacks on...

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