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Entry Title Date
Walt Richardson April 8, 2014
Jeff Miller, R-FL
"Walt was known throughout the gulf coast as a kind and warmhearted man who was always helping his fellow citizens. To his family, he was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather."
Protecting Volunteer Firefighters And Emergency Responders Act Of 2014—Continued April 3, 2014
Roger Wicker, R-MS
"Alaska and Rhode Island have their interests in this. I can assure you that Mississippi does too. Mississippi is home to many hard-working fishing communities. They depend on the oceans for their livelihoods. We are the sixth largest seafood-producing State in the country. Many people might not realize that. We are second in the Gulf of Mexico to the State of Louisiana."
Honoring The Life And Dedicated Service Of Chief Master Sergeant Walter H. Richardson, Usaf, Retired April 3, 2014
Jeff Miller, R-FL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the life of Chief Master Sergeant Walter H. Richardson, USAF, Retired, who passed away on March 29, 2014. Walt, who built his life “on three pillars of faith, hope, and love,” was dedicated to his country, his community, his family, and above all, the Lord. I am privileged to honor a truly remarkable man and American hero. Born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, Walt joined the Armed Forces to serve his country and help provide for his family. His career in the Armed Forces spanned thirty years and included service in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Walt was an original member of the revered Tuskegee Airmen, training at Tuskegee Army Airfield in a variety of disciplines that would serve him well throughout his entire career. A few years ago, I had the honor of presenting Walt the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a Tuskegee Airman. During his time in the military, Walt was one of over 1,000 enlisted men selected to integrate the Armed Forces. Walt’s unwavering commitment to service and immense leadership skills were recognized when, while stationed at Dover Air Force Base, he became the first African-American to be promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant in the field maintenance squadron. He retired at the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force, Chief Master Sergeant, as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commanding General of the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida. Beyond his military service, Walt was an accomplished writer, whose personal memoir is titled How Great Thou Art: A Black Boy’s Depression-Era Success Story, in addition to a dedicated member of the Northwest Florida community, who served as a deacon of St. Mary Parish in Fort Walton Beach for three decades. Walt was known throughout the Gulf Coast as a kind and warm-hearted man who was always willing to help his fellow citizens. To his family, he was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. "
Protecting Volunteer Firefighters And Emergency Responders Act Of 2014 April 3, 2014
Mary Landrieu, D-LA
"What I can say is that I think I have spent 18 years on the floor of the Senate and here working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle and developing very strong friendships, very good relationships and trusting friendships that I think have accrued in large measure in a very beneficial way to the State I represent and to the region of the country I am also so proud to represent, the gulf coast."
Obamacare April 2, 2014
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"It is just like British Petroleum should have never been allowed to continue drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, but they were buddies with the administration. At the time the Deepwater Horizon blew out, I read that they had people from BP talking to John Kerry about coming out in support of cap-and-trade, so they didn’t want to shut them down."

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