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House Proceeding 03-16-09 on Mar 16th, 2009 :: 0:17:30 to 0:21:40
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Stephen F. Lynch

0:17:25 to 0:17:45( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: in mclean, mississippi, as major ed w. freeman post office. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from california, mr. issa, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may ve five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:17:30 to 0:21:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Stephen F. Lynch

Stephen F. Lynch

0:17:46 to 0:18:07( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. lynch: mr. chairman -- mr. speaker, as chairman of the house subcommittee with jurisdiction over the united states postal service, i am pleased to present for consideration h.r. 1284, a to designate the united states postal facility located at 103

Stephen F. Lynch

0:18:08 to 0:18:29( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: west main street in mclain, mississippi, as the major ed w. freeman post office building. introduced by my friend, representative gene taylor, on march 3, 2009, and reported out of the oversight and government reform committee on march 10, 2009, by voice vote, h.r. 1284 enjoys the support of the entire mississippi house delegation.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:18:30 to 0:18:51( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: born in nealy, mississippi, on november 20, 1927, major ed w. freeman proudly served his country in the united states army as a fixed and rotary wing aircraft pilot. on july 16, 2001, president george w. bush presented major freeman with the medal of honor, united states military's highest commendation in recognition of

Stephen F. Lynch

0:18:52 to 0:19:13( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: his brave actions during the vietnam war. major freeman began his distinguished military career at the age of 17 with two years of service in the united states navy during world war ii, he subsequently joined the united states army serving in germany for four years before being deployed to korea. notably major freeman received

Stephen F. Lynch

0:19:14 to 0:19:36( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: his well familiar nickname of too tall after being told he was too tall to serve as an army pilot. he quickly dispelled this notion by becoming one of the army's finest helicopter pilots. his bravey, dedication, and flying skills were never more evident than on november 14,

Stephen F. Lynch

0:19:37 to 0:19:57( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: 1965 during the battle of la drank as noted in his medal of honor cition. major freeman, quote, distinguished himself by numerous acts of conspicuous gallantry and extraordinary intrepidity as a member of the company a 229 assault helicopter

Stephen F. Lynch

0:19:58 to 0:20:19( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: battalion first cav division. specifically as a flight leader and second in command of a 16 helicopter lift unit, then captain freeman supported a heavily engaged american battalion at the landing zone in the valley. by flying his unarmed helicopter through a gauntlet of enemy fire, time after time delivering

Stephen F. Lynch

0:20:20 to 0:20:40( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: critically needed ammunition, water, and medical supplies to the besieged battalion. additionally he flew 14 separate rescue missions which resulted in the lifesaving evacuation of an estimated 30 seriously wounded soldiers. his medal of honor citation goes to note, this is a quote, his

Stephen F. Lynch

0:20:41 to 0:21:03( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: selfless acts of great valor, extraordinary perseverance, and intepidity were far and above and beyond the call of duty or mission and sent a great example of leadership and courage for all his peers. major freeman's heroic acts in the valley were subsequently immortalized in the mel gibson

Stephen F. Lynch

0:21:04 to 0:21:24( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: fi "we were soldiers." while he retiredrom the military in 1967 and moved to idaho with his wife and sons, major freeman did not give up flying. as he went to work for the department of the interior's office of aircraft services, upon his official retirement in 1991, major freeman had logged more than 25,000 hours of flying

Stephen F. Lynch

0:21:25 to 0:21:40( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: time. regrettably he passed away in august of last year at the age of 80. mr. speaker, let us honor major freeman and his service to our country through the passage of this legislation. i urge my colleagues to join me in passing h.r. 1284 and

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