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House Proceeding on Oct 14th, 2009 :: 0:50:00 to 0:52:05
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Charles W. Dent

0:49:57 to 0:50:17( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: congratulate and commend the 56th stryker brigade on their performance i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from pennsylvania. million shuster: at this time illed' -- mr. shuster: at this time i'd l from pennsylvania, mr. dent. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. dent: thank you, mr. speaker. i, too, rise today as original

Charles W. Dent

0:50:00 to 0:52:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Charles W. Dent

Charles W. Dent

0:50:18 to 0:50:38( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: co-sponsor in strong support of house resolution 754. aid like to thank congressman tim holden for introducing this resolution. the united states national guard is the oldest componetent -- component of our armed forces. over the past eight years we have witnessed thousandses of guard members answer the call as they are asked to fight in iraq and afghanistan. approximately 4,000 members of

Charles W. Dent

0:50:39 to 0:51:00( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: the pennsylvania guard were deployed to iraq last fall. largest deployment of the pennsylvania national guard since the korean war. prior to 56 stryker brigade combat team's deplo iraq, i along with some of my colleagues, tim holden, bill shuster, we visited the stryker brigade, pennsylvania stryker brigade in mississippi and

Charles W. Dent

0:51:01 to 0:51:21( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: louisiana at the camp shelby and fort polk as they prepared for their mobilization overseas. in 2009 i traveled to iraq to meet the pennsylvania national guard and other troops accompanied by many m here in the chamber today. during my visit to iraq, i saw significant improvement in the security conditions on the ground.

Charles W. Dent

0:51:22 to 0:51:42( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: the fact that we were able to safely drive through the bustling streets of baghdad was encouraging and welcoming. i know without a doubt it was the sacrifice, perseverance, and bravery of these young men and women that enabled such progress. i am pleased just one year later the 56th stryker brigade is returning home. as of late september, most of

Charles W. Dent

0:51:43 to 0:52:04( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: the brigade has returned home. i'm honored to be standing here today to pay tribute to these heroes. our military families demonstrate tremendous bravery as they watch their loved ones go overseas to fight for the freedoms we experience every day in this nation. thank you to the entire pennsylvania national guard for protecting the families and communities of our great commonwealth, standing at thied

Charles W. Dent

0:52:05 to 0:52:05( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: to defend our homeland.

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