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Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Conference Report—Continued June 28, 2016
Deb Fischer, R-NE
"No one was surprised by Josh’s success in the military. His mother says Josh took the skills he learned as a boy in Nebraska and he placed them in the service of his Marine Corps brothers. As a soldier, he taught courses in tracking and mountain survival. As a scout sniper with the 1st Marine Division, he taught high-angle shooting and mountain survival at California’s Mountain Warfare Training Center."
Tribute To Corporal Duane Dewey June 23, 2016
Gary Peters, D-MI
"Mr. President, today I wish to recognize CPL Duane Dewey, of Baldwin, MI, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a gunner in a machine-gun platoon of Company E, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division, Reinforced, in action against enemy aggressor forces near Panmunjom, Korea, on April 16, 1952."
Honoring The Life And Legacy Of Col. Howard L. Williams (Ret) May 10, 2016
Alcee Hastings, D-FL
"In September 1945, Chappie went ashore with the first troops of the 1st Marine Division 3rd Amphibious Corps in North China to perform occupation duty."
Honoring Medal Of Honor Recipient Chief Warrant Officer 4 (Ret.) Hershel “Woody” Williams January 13, 2016
Evan Jenkins, R-WV
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Chief Warrant Officer 4 Hershel “Woody” Williams, a lifelong West Virginian. When the freedom of the United States and the world was in peril during the Second World War, he gallantly heard the call to defend our nation and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1943. After finishing his training in California, CWO4 Williams was stationed in the Pacific Theater and bravely fought in the Battle of Guam in 1944. What truly distinguishes CWO4 Williams is the exceptional bravery he demonstrated during the battle of Iwo Jima. When tanks became ineffective on the beaches, he fought his way to destroy seven Japanese pillboxes while covered only by four riflemen. His bravery in taking out the pillboxes in the battle of Iwo Jima was a determining factor in turning the tide of the battle in favor of the Americans. Mr. Hershel “Woody” Williams was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Truman in 1945. The Medal of Honor was “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as demolition sergeant serving with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, 23 February 1945.” Mr. Williams is the last living Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima. Known by all as Woody, he had a distinguished career in the military and has spent his life tirelessly helping veterans and their families. His service to America and West Virginia is unparalleled. I have known Woody for decades and am proud to call him not only a constituent but a friend. On January 14, 2016, Woody Williams receives another honor: a ship in the United States Navy will bear his name. I congratulate and commend Mr. Williams on a remarkable and admirable life. Woody Williams serves as a pillar for all Americans to aspire to, a brave man who put his fellow Americans before himself."
Honoring Medal Of Honor Recipient Corporal Hershel “Woody” Williams January 12, 2016
Evan Jenkins, R-WV
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Corporal Hershel “Woody” Williams, a lifelong West Virginian. When the freedom of the United States and the world was in peril during the Second World War, he gallantly heard the call to defend our nation and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1943. After finishing his training in California, Cpl. Williams was stationed in the Pacific Theater and bravely fought in the Battle of Guam in 1944. What truly distinguishes Cpl. Williams is the exceptional bravery he demonstrated during the battle of Iwo Jima. When tanks became ineffective on the beaches, he fought his way to destroy seven Japanese pillboxes while covered only by four riflemen. His bravery in taking out the pillboxes in the battle of Iwo Jima was a determining factor in turning the tide of the battle in favor of the Americans. Cpl. Hershel “Woody” Williams was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Truman in 1945. The Medal of Honor was “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as demolition sergeant serving with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, 23 February 1945.” Cpl. Williams is the last living Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima. Known by all as Woody, he had a distinguished career in the military and has spent his life tirelessly helping veterans and their families. His service to America and West Virginia is unparalleled. I have known Woody for decades and am proud to call him not only a constituent but a friend. On January 14, 2016, Woody Williams receives another honor: a ship in the United States Navy will bear his name. I congratulate and commend Cpl. Williams on a remarkable and admirable life. Woody Williams serves as a pillar for all Americans to aspire to, a brave man who put his fellow Americans before himself."

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