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House Proceeding 02-23-10 on Feb 24th, 2010 :: 0:19:00 to 0:23:30
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Walter B. Jones

0:18:56 to 0:19:17( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: weapons program with a delivery system that could deliver a nuclear warhead. and with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: ms. woolsey of california. mr. poe of texas.

Walter B. Jones

0:19:00 to 0:23:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Walter B. Jones

Walter B. Jones

0:19:18 to 0:19:38( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: without objection, so ordered. >> mr. speaker, i have introduced h.r. 4639, the text is to authorize the adoption of a military working doll by the family of a deceased or seriously wounded member of the armed forces who was the handler of the dog. this act may be cited as the

Walter B. Jones

0:19:39 to 0:19:59( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: corporal dustin lee memorial act. mr. speaker, two years ago it was brought to my attention that a family in mississippi, rachel lee, their son, dusin, a marine, was killed in iraq for this nation. also with dustin was his dog,

Walter B. Jones

0:20:00 to 0:20:22( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: lex, who was also wounded. and in fact the marine corps brought the dog, lex, to dustin's funeral. all that mr. and ms. lee ask, they gave their son for this country and all they ask of this nation was to please let them have lex, the dog that their son

Walter B. Jones

0:20:23 to 0:20:44( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: loved so much. well, we all live here in washington in a bureaucratic world and there's some reason, i guess, for that. but the marine corps said to the family that lex has two more years of service before he can be retired. i heard about this story and i called mr. and ms. lee in

Walter B. Jones

0:20:45 to 0:21:06( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: mississippi and they told me, congressman, we understand that this dog is very important to the cause of our nation, but this dog meant so much to our son that that's all we would like to have. well, i want to thank general mike regna who i called and asked mike regna, general regna, is there any way we can expedite

Walter B. Jones

0:21:07 to 0:21:30( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: the retirement of lex and he sa, we'll do our best to make this happen. well, these dogs that are trained and they work magnificently for this country, in fact, they give their lives many times to save a service person by seeking out these i.e.d.'s and other explosives, well, it took about three weeks, that's not a whole lot of time,

Walter B. Jones

0:21:31 to 0:21:54( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: it rlly is not, but i think in the situation of these dogs when the handler is killed for this country or seriously wounded that we should be able to expedite this small gift to the family. .

Walter B. Jones

0:21:55 to 0:22:15( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: i'm going to send a dear colleague letter to say that the department of defense support this legislation and let's move this through the house, i hope expeditiously. this is a photograph taken by the family. when they got lex home, they had

Walter B. Jones

0:22:16 to 0:22:37( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: let lex remember dustin by having his clothes and his boots that had been returned from iraq and they let lex remember the fragrance of their son. and they took lex to the cemetery. this is a rather large cemetery

Walter B. Jones

0:22:38 to 0:22:58( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: and they said to lex, find dustin. find dustin and the dog ran around to the cemetery and same up to the headstone. a picture of their son dustin with lex. lex came up to this headstone

Walter B. Jones

0:22:59 to 0:23:21( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: and laid down beside the headstone. i will ask my colleagues join in 4639. this is the least we can do for the famly of the wouppeded individual. i ask god to bless our men and women in uniform, ask god to bless our families, ask god to

Walter B. Jones

0:23:22 to 0:23:31( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: hold our families, like the lee family who gave a child. i will ask three times from the bottom of my heart, god, please.

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