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House Proceeding on Dec 6th, 2006 :: 7:15:27 to 7:20:42
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Thomas E. Petri

7:11:28 to 7:15:27( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thomas E. Petri

Thomas E. Petri

7:15:14 to 7:15:27( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: when they are told they're heroes and they often respond, i'm just doing my job. while we can never fully pay our military heroes our debt of gratitude, america honors their service and sacrifice

Rick Boucher

7:15:27 to 7:15:42( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: with military decorations and medals, such as the purple heart, the bronze star, the navy cross and our nation's highest military decoration, the congressional medal of honor. unfortunately, the

Rick Boucher

7:15:27 to 7:20:42( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rick Boucher

Rick Boucher

7:15:42 to 7:15:59( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: significance of these medals is being devalued by phony war heroes who fabricate their honors and military careers. they do so for greed and selfishness and disrespect the service and sacrifice

Rick Boucher

7:15:59 to 7:16:12( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: of our military heroes as well as the honor they uniquely reserve. federal law enforcement authorities have responded to these imposters by launching a dozen investigations currently under way. in

Rick Boucher

7:16:12 to 7:16:31( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: illinois one man attended numerous marine corps functions, military funerals and fundraisers posing as a retired marine corps colonel. he claimed to have been awarded the purple heart eight times.

Rick Boucher

7:16:31 to 7:16:46( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: the only marine to obtain such a distinction as well as the navy cross. it turns out he never served a single day as a marine. in st. louis, federal authorities arrested a man at a local marine

Rick Boucher

7:16:46 to 7:16:59( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: corps event who claimed to be a decorated officer. he had been previously spotted at the marine corps birthday ball wearing a navy cross, two silver stars, four bronze stars and numerous

Rick Boucher

7:16:59 to 7:17:11( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: other medals. he, too, never served a single day as a marine. perhaps the most egregious example of this fraud was perpetrated by a 10-year navy sergeantent who secured security contracts based

Rick Boucher

7:17:11 to 7:17:25( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: on fictitous medals. upon learning of the man's fraudulent combat record, the military revoked the contracts. but by this time he'd already fled the country. the f.b.i. estimates that

Rick Boucher

7:17:25 to 7:17:41( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: for every legitimate navy seal team member there are roughly 300 imposters. moreover, there are roughly only 124 living recipients of the medal of honor, yet more than twice as many falsely claimed

Rick Boucher

7:17:41 to 7:17:49( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: to have received it. the stolen valor act enhances penalties for those who mass crade as decorated -- masquerade as decorated war heroes. the bill also imposes penalties for falsely representing

Rick Boucher

7:17:49 to 7:18:00( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: one's self as a recipient of any med ral or honor and increases penalties for violations involving distinguished service cross and air force cross, the navy cross, the silver star or purple

Rick Boucher

7:18:00 to 7:18:16( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: heart or the congressional medal of honor. on september 7, the other body passed this bill by unanimous consent. i urge my colleagues to support this bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the

Rick Boucher

7:18:16 to 7:18:30( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker

Rick Boucher

7:18:30 to 7:18:47( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. conyers: i'm pleased to join chairman sensenbrenner in supporting this measure, the stolen valor act, introduced in both this body and the other

Rick Boucher

7:18:47 to 7:19:08( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: body which enjoys the widespread support of the long list of bipartisan co-sponsors. in fact, here in the house, the measure has a total of 110 democratic and rrp co-sponsors. -- republican

Rick Boucher

7:19:08 to 7:19:21( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: co-sponsors. the legislation starts off by honoring the brave men and women who courageously serve our country. it also protects the precious medals that are awarded during the course of their

Rick Boucher

7:19:21 to 7:19:36( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: service by establishing a new set of criminal penalties against anyone who fraudulently claims to be a medal recipient or displays a fake medal in his home or office. recipients of the

Rick Boucher

7:19:36 to 7:19:50( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: congressional medal of honor, the distinguished service award, the silver star and purple heart, have made incredible sacrifices for our country, and as such deserve a tremendous amount of

Rick Boucher

7:19:50 to 7:20:05( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: our gratitude and respect. and it can be said that this legislation represents just one of the many ways of saying thanks for a job well done. the bill is supported by several of our military groups,

Rick Boucher

7:20:05 to 7:20:17( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: the veterans' of foreign wars, the military order of the purple heart and the f.b.i. agents association. i, too, strongly urge my colleagues to lend their unanimous support to this commonsense

Rick Boucher

7:20:17 to 7:20:29( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: proposal, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. sensenbrenner: mr. speaker,

Rick Boucher

7:20:29 to 7:20:42( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from minnesota, mr. kline. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. kline: mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of s. 1998. the colored

Ralph M. Hall

7:20:42 to 7:20:57( Edit History Discussion )

Ralph M. Hall: ribbons and bronze medals that have adorned military personnel are difficult to comprehend. to those who have served the rose of ribbons and medals serve as an unwritten resume, a quick glance

Ralph M. Hall

7:20:42 to 7:22:51( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ralph M. Hall

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