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House Proceeding 03-10-10 on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 1:22:20 to 1:27:20
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Chet Edwards

1:22:17 to 1:22:40( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: so god bless charlie wilson and his family. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. representative defazio from oregon. >> mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does. >> i ask to speak out of order for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman has five minutes.

Chet Edwards

1:22:20 to 1:27:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chet Edwards

Chet Edwards

1:22:41 to 1:23:01( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: . mr. edwards: charlie wilson was bigger than life and he was as real as the texas day is long. i considered it a privilege and a joy to know him as a colleague and as a friend. most americans will forever know

Chet Edwards

1:23:02 to 1:23:24( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: charlie wilson from the movie "charlie wilson's war." i asked people who knew charlie if he was as colarful as he was portrayed to be in that movie. that movie was the only time ever that hollywood had to tone down reality in order to make it believable.

Chet Edwards

1:23:25 to 1:23:49( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: i have no idea whether charlie ever read shakespeare. but whether he did or not, the twuth is he personified -- the truth is he personified hamlet. this above all, to thine ownself be true and it must folow the

Chet Edwards

1:23:54 to 1:24:14( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: night, the day, thoust cannot be faulted to any men. did he knowcharlie wilson? he was not fault to any man, any person or any constituent, not ever. he was a real thing and i think in this sometimes cynical world, that is what all of this blesed

Chet Edwards

1:24:15 to 1:24:37( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: to know him as a friend found so very enduring about him. in fact, mr. speaker, a number of charlie's former colleagues who served with him, members of the texas delegation, has asked that we include their remarks in respect to charlie, his life and his spirit. and i would ask unanimous

Chet Edwards

1:24:38 to 1:25:01( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: consent to be able to do that. also, mr. speaker, i would like to insert into the record the remarks of ralph hal, who served many years with charlie. and i would just summarize one statement made by ralph about his good friend charlie. said he was a courageous and kind man, with a strong sense of justice that compelled him to

Chet Edwards

1:25:02 to 1:25:22( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: work for the god of others. while he was -- the speaker pro tempore: the remarks will be covered under general leave. mr. edwards: he was known as good-time charlie and he did enjoy life. charlie wilson spent his entire adult life in serious business of public service to our nation. he graduated from the naval

Chet Edwards

1:25:23 to 1:25:43( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: academy and then served our nation as a lieutenant and as a naval intelligence oficer. at the age of 27, he was elected to the texas legislature, where he was known as the liberal from lofkin suporting minimum wage, medicaid and equal rights amendment.

Chet Edwards

1:25:44 to 1:26:07( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: in 1972, he was elected to congress, where he became known as a champion of a strong national defense, a friend of average working families and yes, someone who played a key role in bringing down the communist soviet union. who would have ever guessed my friends and coleagues from

Chet Edwards

1:26:08 to 1:26:29( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: texas, that charles hazard of trinity, texas, many years ago, 13-year-old dog would lead to the soviet union, the mighty soviet union falling some day? history is an interesting thing and charlie wilson will always be a part of it in playing a key role in one of the most

Chet Edwards

1:26:30 to 1:26:51( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: monumental achievements in our nation's history. charlie wilson did what every one of us, republican or democrat, would dream to do and would dream that it be set about us at the end of our public service careers. charlie wilson made a difference. he made a diference for the state of texas, for his

Chet Edwards

1:26:52 to 1:27:12( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: constituents in east texas. he made a difference for america. and yes, he made a diference for the world. to his widow barbara and to his sister, my dear friend in my hometown of waco, texas, i hope they know our thoughts and prayers are with them.

Chet Edwards

1:27:13 to 1:27:20( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: thank you and your family for sharing with us and for sharing with the world this great treasure that god brought into

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