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House Proceeding 11-16-09 on Nov 17th, 2009 :: 0:30:30 to 0:35:00
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Dan Burton

0:30:27 to 0:30:52( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: and i close three times by asking, god please, god please, god please continue to bless america. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance mr. burton from indiana. the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. pay the long overdue respects of

Dan Burton

0:30:30 to 0:35:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

0:30:55 to 0:31:15( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: a grateful nation to first fell during world war ii. he was born in 1919 and attended high shool in indiana where he was an honor student and football and basketball star. in fact, his outstanding athletic ability earned scholarship ofers from university of indiana and

Dan Burton

0:31:16 to 0:31:38( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: university of new mexico. charles chose the university of new mexi however with the clouds of war looming over europe, charles tended marion colege. where he took flying lessons. applied for and was accepted into the army air force. upon completing basic flight

Dan Burton

0:31:39 to 0:32:01( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: training at parks air college in st. louis and randolph airfield in san antonio, texas, he was placed for advanced flight training. on december 12, 1941, five days after the bombing of pearl harbor, charles earned his pilot's wings and lieutenant's bars.

Dan Burton

0:32:02 to 0:32:22( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: he married his wife, then first lieutenant. the next day he departed for more ison field, florida to the ninth pursuit squadron and reassigned from fighters to bombers, ending up with the 405 bottom barredment squadron, 5th

Dan Burton

0:32:23 to 0:32:43( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: air force, 38 flying out of australia. the group shipped out from california for australia in april of 1942. on december 5, 1942, lieutenant charles mmp aggert's war came to an end. flying the happy legend, they

Dan Burton

0:32:44 to 0:33:04( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: set off to bomb a critical point along the northeastern coast of new ginea. he w shot down. in january of 1943, his wife and family were informed that he was missing in action. the lieutenant's mother had reservations about his fate.

Dan Burton

0:33:05 to 0:33:26( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: after repeated letters to the war department in 1947, she was told that the aircraft and crew were never recovered and were probably lost at sea. it wasn't until 1949 that the lieutenant and his crew was officially declared killed in action. although a team of australians reportedly reached the crash

Dan Burton

0:33:27 to 0:33:48( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: siten 1943rks the area was overrun with japanese units and little could be done to document the remains of the crew. except for the determination of his brother and families of the other crew members of the happy legend, that might be the end of the story. he last saw his in 1941 and for more than six

Dan Burton

0:33:49 to 0:34:12( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: decades, phil has tried to find his brother and bring him home. working through government bureaucrats and private contacts, even when he was serving with the around the world, including flying search and rescue missions in vietnam, he ultimately found answers.

Dan Burton

0:34:13 to 0:34:33( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: thanks to his persistence, charles has timely come home and tomorrow, lieutenant charles mmp aggert and his crew wll be intered together at arlington national cemetery. madam speaker, i respectfully ask that all of my colleagues

Dan Burton

0:34:34 to 0:34:58( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: join me in abs maggert. and thank you for your% maggert. god bless you, gentlemen. and thank you for your service to america. i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: mr. inglis of south carolina. ms. smith of ohio. the gentlelady is recognized

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