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House Proceeding on Mar 24th, 2010 :: 0:33:05 to 0:36:00
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John Boozman

0:33:01 to 0:33:22( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: naming this facility after this hero is proper for an honorable soldier who sacrificed his life for this nation. i reserve the balance of my time. the eaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from arkansas is recognized. mr. boozman: thank you, madam speaker. i rise in support of h.r. 4360,

John Boozman

0:33:05 to 0:36:00( Edit History Discussion )
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John Boozman

0:33:23 to 0:33:43( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: a bill to designate the department of veterans' affairs blind rehabilitation center in long beach, california, the major charles r. soltes jr., o.d. department of veterans' affairs blind rehabilitation center. naming the future blind rehabilitation center currently in its final stages of construction in long beach, california, after major charl

John Boozman

0:33:44 to 0:34:07( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: r. soltes jr. is an appropriate expression of our support for our blinded veterans. in 2004 while deployed in iraq major soltes was serving in the 426th civil air battalion in the u.s. army when the vehicle he was traveling in was struck by an improvised explosive

John Boozman

0:34:10 to 0:34:32( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: device, costing him his life. he was the first army optometrist to be killed in action while on active duty. but the legacy of major soltes leaves behind -- the legacy major soltes leaves behind remains strong with the veteran community. particularly amongst our blinded veterans. the v.a. estimates that

John Boozman

0:34:33 to 0:34:54( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: approximately 157,000 veterans in the united states are legally blind, and over one million additional veterans are suffering from debilitating low vision. approximately 60% of veterans with known combat-related traumatic brain injury and 30%

John Boozman

0:34:55 to 0:35:15( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: with noncombat-related t.b.i. report visua symptoms. as eye >> continue to plague our service members overseas, these -- as eye injuries continue to plague our service members overseas, optometrists remain important. i reserve the balance of my time.

John Boozman

0:35:16 to 0:35:37( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. filner: i'm prepared to close if the gentleman will yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from arkansas is recognized. mr. boozman: thank you, madam speaker. in closing i'd like to express my deepest condolences and heart felt appreciation to

John Boozman

0:35:38 to 0:35:58( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: major soltes' family for their sacrifice. it's my sincerest wish that through the facility -- the service and sacrifice of major soltes will not be forgotten and his dedication to untry and man kinde will live on in the -- mankind will live on in the increased health and well-being of our nation's blind veterans. i do have one additional

John Boozman

0:35:59 to 0:36:00( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: speaker, and i yield him as

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