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House Proceeding on Jul 27th, 2009 :: 2:06:25 to 2:10:50
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:06:24 to 2:06:48( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: n.c.o. from vietnam, the gentleman from american samoa, mr. faleomavaega. the speaker pro tempore: gentleman is recognized. mr. faleomavaega: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to extend and revise my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. faleomavaega: as a fellow n.c.o., my colleague, the gentleman from georgia, and also my good friend, mr. wilson, from

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:06:25 to 2:10:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:06:49 to 2:07:11( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: south carolina i draw today to the attentn of my colleagues today to house joint resolutn 44, an act that would recognize the valiant efforts and heroism of the noncommissioned officers of the united states army. i would like to commend chairman skelton for his introduction and leadership and sponsorship of this bill. token of appreciation to those who serve to protect our nation

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:07:12 to 2:07:34( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: and our ideals of freedom. noncommissioned officer rank has a long and rich history in the united states army. originating with the continental army in 1775, the most visible leaders of the service, noncommissioned officers have been the backbone of the army for more than 230 years. often referred as the eyes and

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:07:35 to 2:07:57( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: ears of a commander, noncommissioned officers are not only sought after their advice and guidance, but they are the standard keepers of the service, dedicating to the upholding of the army's and our country's values. responsible for the training of the army's future leaders, t noncommissioned officer is an integral part of our service. mr. speaker, from my own little

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:08:20 to 2:08:40( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: airborne was by admiral timothy keating as the senior enlisted leader of the u.s. army pacific command. in other words, the command sergeant major of all u.s., not just army, but the entire unified military command under the pacific command currently in

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:08:41 to 2:09:02( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: hawaii led by admiral this command was established in 1947 by president truman and is considered the largest of the united states and consists of approximately 250,000 military personnel. command sergeant major has a long and substantial career in the u.s. army. he's served overseas all

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:09:03 to 2:09:23( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: throughouturep rop and was instrument in the initial incursion of baghdad, and also former command sergeant major u.s. army central command. he's an example of the samoan soldiers who are enlisted and have served in the many branches of the armed forces.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:09:24 to 2:09:46( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: i would like to take this opportunity to sergeant major vimoto, command sergeant major tobin, command sergeant major neiko retired, and chief warrant officer tutelif for their contributions to our military.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:10:08 to 2:10:29( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: private first class timothy vimoto was killed in afghanistan. we must honothese fathers and sons of their selfless sacrifice and the sacrifice they have made in the protection of our freedoms. i cannot express the immense pride i have to those who preserve daily to protect the freedom and integrity of the united states. noncommission officers of the

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:10:30 to 2:10:50( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: united states army are perhaps the most visible embodiment of moral character and strength of the u.s. army. i would like to remind my colleagues that this recognition by congress is the least that can be done to express the deserved gratitude of those who have served and our army today. and with that, madam speaker, i

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