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House Proceeding 02-24-10 on Feb 24th, 2010 :: 3:07:50 to 3:11:25
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Walter B. Jones

3:07:39 to 3:07:59( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: gentleman is recognized for five minutes. >> my heart ached so much when i heard the chairman has passed on.

Walter B. Jones

3:07:50 to 3:11:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Walter B. Jones

Walter B. Jones

3:08:00 to 3:08:20( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: my father served for 15 years and i have been here for years and for 41 years jack murtha has been part of our family. i could not go to bed last

Walter B. Jones

3:08:21 to 3:08:41( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: night knowing this memorial would be held today. i have the honor of representing camp lejeune marine base. to the chairman, the marines were part of his heart because he was a marine system of many times i would go to that corner and i would stand in line because i'm a republican.

Walter B. Jones

3:08:42 to 3:09:02( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: that didn't matter to him, what mattered was i was a person like the chairman who cared and it been said many times before me tonight, it didn't matter which party you were in. what was good for america, what was good for the military. that's what he stood for. and i would stand and wait my time and he would say, walter, what do you need?

Walter B. Jones

3:09:03 to 3:09:24( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: and i'd go up and take my turn and say, mr. chairman, our marines down in camp lejeune are having problems with ptsd and other problems and there are not enough psychiatrists to help. they was last time i spoke to him. he said, why don't we get together and have a meeting.

Walter B. Jones

3:09:25 to 3:09:46( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: in the little room downstairs on the first floor, the basement, of his room, we would go in and i'd talk to him about the needs of the marines and the marines loved him. i had a couple in my room tonight when this started and they were saying, we've lost a great friend. tonight for me personally, it was to come down here and say,

Walter B. Jones

3:09:47 to 3:10:07( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: mr. chairman, thank you. thank you for having the time for a person that's no more than a foot soldier in the coonk, i'm talking about myself. it didn't matter who you were or what position you held in the republican party or the democratic party. it was a matter of his heart. his heart was, what can i do to help you?

Walter B. Jones

3:10:08 to 3:10:28( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: what does your district need? what do your marines ned? he'd always find time to talk to you. so tonight, i wanted to come down for just a few minutes to say to the family that are here tonight that he was a great man, he was a patriot, and he's the kind of man that america

Walter B. Jones

3:10:29 to 3:10:49( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: needs to remember with great respect and also to thank him for being a man of humility. i've always said that christ was a man of humility and he got so much accomplished because he was a man of humility. chairman murtha was a man of humility he had great power but

Walter B. Jones

3:10:50 to 3:11:10( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: he did not flex the muscles of power, he walked and worked with mility. so tonight, i close by saying, mr. chairman, thank you for taking the time for all of us, you were a man that probably slept well at night because you overworked, but you are in a

Walter B. Jones

3:11:11 to 3:11:25( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: better place now and i'm sure god is listening to whatever advice you might have to make america bitter country. i thank you for giving me this time to say, thank you and good-bye, and america will miss

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