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House Proceeding 03-03-10 on Mar 3rd, 2010 :: 2:01:35 to 2:06:10
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Walter B. Jones

2:01:32 to 2:01:54( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: defazio, oregon, ms. kaptur, ohio. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, and under a previous order of the house the following members are recognized for five minutes each. ms. berkley.

Walter B. Jones

2:01:35 to 2:06:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Walter B. Jones

Walter B. Jones

2:01:55 to 2:02:15( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: mr. poe from texas. mr. jones: mr. speaker, i ask that i might speak in his time. the speaker pro tempore: no objection. the gentleman is recognized for fi minutes. mr. jones: mr. speaker, thank you very much. i have it's known as the corporal dustin lee memorial act. this to amend title 10 united states code to authorize the

Walter B. Jones

2:02:16 to 2:02:36( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: adoption of a military working dog by the family of a deceased or seriously wounded member of the armed forces who was a handler of the dog. mr. speaker, three years ago i got involved with a family from mississippi, it was somewhat by accident, really, it was brought

Walter B. Jones

2:02:37 to 2:02:59( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: to my attention that rachel and mr. lee, the husband, had lost a son named dustin lee and that dustin was killed for this country in iraq and the dog he was -- he was a dog handler and the dog was wounded as well. the marine corps took the dog

Walter B. Jones

2:03:00 to 2:03:20( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: named lex to the funeral in mississippi of dustin lee, the marine who were kiss -- who was killed, at at that time the daddy, injury home lee, and the ma, rachel lee, they wanted to have the dog stay with them. well, it wasn't possible because the rules and relations said that the dog which was owned by the air force, leased to the

Walter B. Jones

2:03:21 to 2:03:43( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: marine corps, had to be retired. so when the family -- the mother and dad asked for the dog that their son loved so much, the marine corps said, we need two more years of service by the dog lex. and when i heard about it, i called the family in mississippi and my heart went out to the

Walter B. Jones

2:03:44 to 2:04:04( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: family and i asked the family what we could do to help and i don't want to take credit for this, mr. speaker, i want to give credit to mike regular in a who is everybody -- regna who is serving in afghanistan. he's responsible for this happening, i just made a phone call. the dog was retired, lex was retired two years ago this

Walter B. Jones

2:04:05 to 2:04:26( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: december, at a ceremony down in georgia and the family now has the dog. in fact, ms. lee is going to bring lex and come to walter reid on the 12th of april -- walter reed on the 12th of april. she wants to take the dog to visit the troops at walter reed which i think is magnanimous of the mom and dad. they want to let the soldiers know that -- and the marines

Walter B. Jones

2:04:27 to 2:04:48( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: there, too, what happened with their son, dustin, and say thank you but also take lex, that lex can say thank you to the soldiers and marines at walter reed. mr. speaker, i'm going to yield back my time in just a second. i'm going to ask my colleagues in the house to please join us on h.r. 4639, this again is to

Walter B. Jones

2:04:49 to 2:05:10( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: honor the families who have given a child who happened to be a dog handler, the opportunity to own that dog almost immediately after the dog is cleared and it should be a wounded soldier, marine, airman or seaman, they should have the same opportunity. so this is a photograph, mr.

Walter B. Jones

2:05:11 to 2:05:31( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: speaker, of lex looking at the headstone of the grave of dustin lee and dustin is there on his knees with his handses around the head of the dog which was lex and this is very special and that's why i wanted to bring it to the floor and ask my friends again to join me in this legislation, h.r. 4639, and, mr. speaker, as i always do on the

Walter B. Jones

2:05:32 to 2:05:52( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: floor of the house, i want to ask god to please bless our men and women in uniform, i want to ask god to please bless of families of of -- of our men and women in uniform, i want to ask god in his loving arms to hold the families who have give an child dying for freedom in afghanistan and iraq. mr. speaker, i want to ask god to please bless the house and senate that we will do what is right in the eyes of god for his

Walter B. Jones

2:05:53 to 2:06:11( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: people throughout this country and i want to ask god to give wisdom, strength and curng to the president, mr. obama, that he is will do what is right in the eyes of god for god's people in this country. and three times i ask god, please, god, please, god, please, god, continue to bless america.

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