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Honoring Edward “Duane” Cantrell And His Daughters Isabella And Natalia

Rep. Mike McIntyre

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Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor, at the laying to rest of Special Forces Edward ``Duane'' Cantrell and his two lovely daughters Isabella and Natalia, who were 6 and 4 years old, respectively, at Arlington National Cemetery. Duane was, and will always be an American Hero, serving 7 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before perishing with his two daughters in a house fire in North Carolina. He was a wonderful farther and husband. Our hearts wave heavy for him and his family, and especially for his wife Louise who has lost the three greatest loves of her life and his son Kenny from his first marriage. Our prayers lie with this great American family on this day. Fortunately, Duane got a chance to come on a wounded warrior tour a few months before his death, and raved to his family and had planned to come back with the rest of his family. He got to see this great Temple of Freedom that him and his brothers had fought and died for. I ask that this poem penned in their honor by Albert Caswell be placed in the Record.