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Expressing Gratitude For The Honor To Serve The 18Th District Of Illinois March 26, 2015
Aaron Schock, R-IL
"Mr. Speaker, 6 years ago, I entered this Chamber and raised my right arm to take the oath of office as a Member of the United States House of Representatives. I remember feeling so excited about the opportunity that lay ahead. I remember vividly this Chamber and all that it meant to me and to the country: the men and women debating the big issues of the day, not always agreeing, but always fighting without apology for what they believe in."
Honoring The Life And Service Of Northwest Florida’S Richard W. “Dick” Jones, Jr. March 16, 2015
Jeff Miller, R-FL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of a good friend, Mr. Richard W. “Dick” Jones, Jr. I am saddened by his passing, but fortunate to have experienced his friendship, kind-hearted nature, selfless character, and unwavering loyalty. Dick was a native Northwest Floridian, born and raised on the beautiful Emerald Coast. He was born in Pensacola, Florida on May 7, 1930, to Richard W. Jones, Sr. and Agnes Curry Jones. Dick was a standout athlete, and, following his high school graduation, he attended the University of Florida, where he played on the school’s varsity tennis team. Dick’s passion for both tennis and the Florida Gators were constants throughout his life, and he was known as a top tennis player in Northwest Florida and an avid Gator fan. Dick was also a true patriot, who answered the call of duty and served our Nation with honor and distinction as a member of the United States Air Force. Following his Air Force service, Dick began a successful career in the petroleum industry, while he and his loving wife, Sally, raised their two children. Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the United States Congress, I am proud to recognize the life of Dick Jones. As with so many great Americans, Dick’s impact cannot be truly captured in words. To all those who had the pleasure of knowing him, his legacy will forever live on in cherished memories, and he will long be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. My wife Vicki and I extend our prayers and deepest condolences to his wife, Sally; son, John R. (Rusty) Jones and wife Becky; son, Richard W. (Rick) Jones, III and wife Tonya; four grandchildren, Jessica Jones and husband Jonathan, Katherine Ann Jones, Grace Ellen Jones, and Richard W. (Will) Jones, IV; one great-grandchild, Mason Jones; brother, Robert C. (Bert) Jones and wife Dolores; sister, Dixie Jones Beal and husband Burnell; aunt, Mary Ann Curry and her family; dear friends and brother-in-law, John C. Green and John’s daughter, Sherry Herring and family; and the entire Jones family."
Tribute To Richard D. “Dick” Gilroy February 2, 2015
Todd Rokita, R-IN
"Having been a member of the United States Army Reserve, Dick Gilroy was a patriot who cared deeply for our nation and the ideals of American Exceptionalism. As one who believed deeply in the sacred American principle of “innocent until proven guilty,” Dick continued to serve the people of Indianapolis as a public defender, and later as a Magistrate Judge."
Honoring Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Frieson January 21, 2015
Tom MacArthur, R-NJ
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Navy veteran Daniel Frieson of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District, who passed away this week, and express my deepest condolences to his family and friends. Chief Warrant Officer Frieson served our country for twenty-two years as a member of the United States Navy, and rose to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3 upon his retirement. He was stationed aboard the USS Pennsylvania during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. At the time of his death, CWO Frieson was among the last surviving Pearl Harbor veterans in New Jersey. CWO Frieson went on to serve aboard the USS Burke, and ashore at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst. After his retirement he settled in Marlton, New Jersey and became an active member of the community. CWO Frieson will be remembered for his involvement in his local church and as a Commander of VFW Medford Post No. 7677. Mr. Speaker, South Jersey is tremendously grateful for Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Frieson’s service to our nation. It is my honor to recognize his service and achievements before the United States House of Representatives."
Honoring Henry A.J. Apice January 20, 2015
Michael Fitzpatrick, R-PA
"Mr. Speaker, in grateful acknowledgement of his service to our country in World War II, I note the passing of Henry A.J. Apice, of Southampton, Bucks County. A proud member of the United States Marine Corps during World War II, Mr. Apice joined the National Guard in 1938. Later, while serving as a Marine he saw action in the South Pacific and was a survivor of the battle for Iwo Jima. In the post-war years, he continued his activities with various veterans’ organizations and was a life member of the Order of Devil Dogs. Most recently, he was a member and Guardian of the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, where he will be buried with full military honors. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, along with six siblings. Mr. Apice will be remembered for his devotion to his family and country and now joins the proud line of veterans from all our nation’s wars who, throughout history, have been the guardians of our liberty."

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