My late father was a decorated World War II combat veteran and retired chief master sergeant from the Air Force. Dad was a longtime Maryland resident and had ailing health later in life. He was using a bus service from Andrews Air Force Base to help him get medical care at Bethesda and Walter Reed Medical centers. Without notice, this bus service was stopped.
Dad called Senator Mikulski's office, and within weeks the bus service was restored.
Though this may seem like a minor help for veterans, it was a huge help for older veterans like my dad.
Ms. Mikulski said in her farewell speech to Congress: "For me, no issue was too small to take up and no cause was too big for me to take on." Dad was a staunch Republican but when it came to Senator Mikulski, he had nothing but praise and admiration for her.