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House Proceeding 05-20-08 on May 20th, 2008 :: 2:13:09 to 2:17:12
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Robert Portman

2:11:05 to 2:13:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert Portman

Robert Portman

2:12:58 to 2:13:09( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Portman: my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia reserves. the gentlewoman from california. mrs. davis: at this time, any of further requests for time, i am prepared to close

Jeff Miller

2:13:09 to 2:13:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: after my colleague has yielded back his time. i continue to reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from virginia. mr. wittman:

Jeff Miller

2:13:09 to 2:17:12( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller

2:13:19 to 2:13:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: i yield to the gentleman from florida, mr. miller, the time he might consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. miller: i do rise today in honor of h.con.res.

Jeff Miller

2:13:33 to 2:13:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: 32 which does honor the members of the united states air force that were killed on the 25th of june in 1996 in the khobar towers in dhahran, saudi arabia. this is the 12th anniversary of the

Jeff Miller

2:13:46 to 2:14:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: terrorist bombing which killed 19 members of the u.s. air force and injured over 300 americans and on that day in 1996 a truck bomb exploded outside the fence around the khobar towers compound.

Jeff Miller

2:14:01 to 2:14:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: the bomb estimated more than 3,000 pounds, detonated at 85 feet from a residential housing unit where u.s. troops were, killing 19 united states air force servicemen and wounding hundreds of

Jeff Miller

2:14:13 to 2:14:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: other americans. the force of that explosion destroird damaged six high rise apartment buildings and shattered windows throughout the entire residential compound. today we honor the 19 airmen

2:14:24 to 2:14:38( Edit History Discussion )

who gave their lives in the service of this great nation this congress joins me in paying tribute to those men who were individually recognized in h.con.res. 32. it's important to note that 12 of

2:14:38 to 2:14:54( Edit History Discussion )

the 19 men killed in the attack were based at egg lund air force base in florida's first district. several were constituents. these brave men like the men and women currently serving in our military

2:14:54 to 2:15:06( Edit History Discussion )

were on freedom's watch, prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. as we approach memorial day, we should remember those that died at the khobar towers as well as the many

2:15:06 to 2:15:21( Edit History Discussion )

brave and men who gave their lives for our freedom and security. it's my sincere hope that all americans will give pause and honor these heroes and honors for their sacrifice. as we look back to

2:15:21 to 2:15:34( Edit History Discussion )

12 years ago, we know that khobar towers and the bombing there was a precursor to the terrorist attacks on the u.s. cole, september 11, 2001, attacks on the world trade center, and the currt global

Jeff Miller

2:15:34 to 2:15:44( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: war on terrorism that we fight in iraq and afghanistan. no matter where our troops are stationed, we recognize that they are prepared to defend our security. american values and the american way

Jeff Miller

2:15:44 to 2:15:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: of life. it's my hope that we can prevent future attacks like the one at khobar towers as we aggressively fight terrorism all around the globe. i want to personally express my deepest

Jeff Miller

2:15:54 to 2:16:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: appreciation to the family of these heroes who were killed at khobar towers. we can never undo the tragedy that they've lived. we can never ease the pain, and i know it's with each of them

Jeff Miller

2:16:08 to 2:16:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: each and every day, but i would hope and i know my colleagues join me in this hope that with adoption of this resolution that they will take from our actions some solace about the fact that

Jeff Miller

2:16:20 to 2:16:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: we don't forget the sacrifices of their loved ones. they were much more than airmen. they were sons, fathers, brothers, and they are loved ones. mr. speaker, our action on this resolution

Jeff Miller

2:16:32 to 2:16:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: sends a message to the families for those who died to our nation and the rest of the world that we honor the sacrifices of these 19 airmen and the families they left behind. they served with

Jeff Miller

2:16:42 to 2:16:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: the highest distinction and professionalism, which is indicative of the united states military. no one could have served better or given more. i urge all of my colleagues to join me and the

Jeff Miller

2:16:52 to 2:17:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: 50 co-sponsors in support of this resolution, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from california.

Jeff Miller

2:17:02 to 2:17:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Miller: mrs. davis: mr. speaker, i continue to reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia. mr. wittman: mr. speaker, i have no other speakers and yield

2:17:12 to 2:17:23( Edit History Discussion )

back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentlewoman from california. mrs. davis: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank mr. miller for bringing this

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