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House Proceeding 05-20-08 on May 20th, 2008 :: 1:30:06 to 1:33:12
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all those who, like my own brother bill, made the supreme sacrifice in vietnam, and people like my friend and colleague sam johnson who went to a far-off place, put his life on the line for us,

Roy Blunt

1:30:06 to 1:30:20( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: endured torture on behalf of all citizens of the united states of america, but thankfully, came back home and rendered outstanding service to his community and to his country. these are the things

Roy Blunt

1:30:06 to 1:33:12( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt

1:30:20 to 1:30:32( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: that i'm most grateful for today. and i am proud and honored to look across the chamber into the eyes of my friend sam johnson and to assure him that he's one of the reasons why, when i get

Roy Blunt

1:30:32 to 1:30:45( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: up in the morning, the first two things i do are to thank god for my life and veterans for my way of life. thank you, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the

Roy Blunt

1:30:45 to 1:30:54( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: gentleman yields back his time. the gentleman from california. mr. hunter: i'd like to yield two minutes to the republican whip, mr. blunt, the gentleman from missouri. the speaker pro tempore:

Roy Blunt

1:30:54 to 1:31:09( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. blunt: i thank the gentleman for yielding, for his work to bring this bill to the floor and for the moments this entire house is taking to

Roy Blunt

1:31:09 to 1:31:23( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: recognize the sacrifice made for us of our good friend sam johnson and others. those who have served in this way have served with particular challenges to their courage vand seen their faith and

Roy Blunt

1:31:23 to 1:31:35( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: their families challenged as well. recently in another ceremony in this building reflecting on the holocaust, the speaker at thatter is moe nye the white house chief of staf mentioned his

Roy Blunt

1:31:35 to 1:31:49( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: father a prisoner in another war, world war ii, who all the time he was in a prison camp in germany, refused to take off the dog tag symbol that identified him as a jew. we all know that

Roy Blunt

1:31:49 to 1:32:08( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: story are of our colleague in the senate who saw the guard draw a symbol of a cross on the ground as he had released him from the particular painful way he had been bound to be left overnight

Roy Blunt

1:32:08 to 1:32:20( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: and then quickly erased that symbol of his faith. we've read, many of us, sam's storely about his challenge and strength and faith, but also how his own flame didn't know for months and

Roy Blunt

1:32:20 to 1:32:34( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: months whether he was alive or dead. that was a story that was all too frequent among our heros who served us in this capacity. they kept the faith, honored their country, the stories go on

Roy Blunt

1:32:34 to 1:32:47( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: and on and on about the flag that was found and destroyed and the man who had put that -- pieced that flag together in a vietnamese prison camp, was brutally beaten and as soon as he regained consciousness,

Roy Blunt

1:32:47 to 1:33:00( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: he began to get pieces of cloth and put a flag back together again that kind of service that kind of honor that kind of patriotism is what we recognize today and particularly those of

Roy Blunt

1:33:00 to 1:33:12( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: us who served with sam johnson get to recognize as we see him come courageously to the floor kevinning -- serving this country again. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields

Robert Portman

1:33:12 to 1:33:27( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Portman: back his time. the gentlelady from california. mrs. davis: i have no further requests for time, i am prepared to close after the gentleman yields back his time. i continue to reserve the balance

Robert Portman

1:33:12 to 1:35:33( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert Portman

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