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House Proceeding on Apr 21st, 2009 :: 1:52:30 to 1:56:15
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:52:19 to 1:52:40( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mr. lynch: mr. speaker, that the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 1516. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clk: h.r. 1516, a bi designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 37926 church street in dade city, florida, as the sergeant marcus mathes post office. the speaker pro tempore:

Stephen F. Lynch

1:52:30 to 1:56:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Stephen F. Lynch

Stephen F. Lynch

1:52:41 to 1:53:01( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from utah, mr. chaff et, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days thin which to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lynch: i now yield myself

Stephen F. Lynch

1:53:02 to 1:53:22( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, as chairman of the house subcommittee with jurisdiction over the united states postal service, i am pleased to present house resolution 1516 for consideration. this legislation will designate the united states postal facility located at 37926 church street in dade city, florida, as the sergeant marcus

Stephen F. Lynch

1:53:23 to 1:53:43( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mathes post office. introduced by my colleague, representative brown-waite, and reported out of the oversight and reform committee on april 2, 2009, by unanimous consent, h.r. 1516 enjoys the support of the entire florida house delegation.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:53:44 to 1:54:04( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: a resident of florida, sergeant mathes, bravely served with the 94th brigade. support battalion, 4th brigade combat team, 10th mountain division. on april 28, 2008, sergeant mathes at age 26 and two of his fellow soldiers were killed in baghdad, iraq, when enemy

Stephen F. Lynch

1:54:05 to 1:54:26( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: forces attacked their forward-operating base with indirect rocket fire. sergeant mathes, a graduate of zeffer hills high school, grew up in the city of see bring and subsequently became a resident of pasco county. stirred by the terrorist attacks of september 11, 2001, sergeant mhes proudly joined

Stephen F. Lynch

1:54:27 to 1:54:47( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the united states army in 2005. he left for boot camp on march 15, 2005, the date of his 23rd birthday. sergeant maths was then deployed in support of operating enduring freedom in afghanistafrom october -- excuse me, october, 2006, until march of 2007. eight months later, in november

Stephen F. Lynch

1:54:48 to 1:55:09( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: of 2007, he was deployed to baghdad, iraq, in support of operation iraqi freedom. as noted by his loving mother, sue sawyer, sergeant mathes was extremely proud of his duty. he generally appreciated the strangers who often approached him to thank him for his service to our country. according to his father, his son loved the excitement,

Stephen F. Lynch

1:55:10 to 1:55:30( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: challenges and adventure associated with serving in the united states army. his love of family and love of country were fther evidenced by the tattoos on his body, alongside the name of his beloved wife were two more tattoos, one reading, united states army and the other, an emblem of the american bald eagle.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:55:31 to 1:55:51( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: sergeant mathes was full of promise. just prior to his death in april of 2008, he had passed the sergeant's exam and has since been promoted. additionally, having married his high school sweet heart, julia, six years earlier, he anticipated starting a family. mr. speaker, sergeant mathes'

Stephen F. Lynch

1:55:52 to 1:56:13( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: life stands as a testament to the bravery and dedication as the heroic men and women who continue to serve our untry at home and abroad. it is my hope that we can further honor his service through the passage of this resolution. and so i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting h.r. 1516 in dedicating the chump street

Stephen F. Lynch

1:56:14 to 1:56:16( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: post office in dade city,

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