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House Proceeding 12-11-07 on Dec 12th, 2007 :: 0:20:24 to 0:25:24
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Betty Sue Sutton

0:16:39 to 0:20:24( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Betty Sue Sutton

Betty Sue Sutton

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Betty Sue Sutton: mr. jones: thank you. the speaker pro tempore:ea the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. jones: t hank you very much. too often during wartime, tragedy takes center stage in heart-warming

Walter B. Jones

0:20:24 to 0:20:41( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: stories never get told. tonight i would like to share a truly touching story with my colleagues in the house and with the american people. corporal dustin lee was a ma ren corps working dog handler

Walter B. Jones

0:20:24 to 0:25:24( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Walter B. Jones

Walter B. Jones

0:20:41 to 0:20:57( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: who was killed in action on march 21, 2007, in fallujah, iraq. corporal lee and his k-9 partner, lex, a 7-year-old german shepherd from camp la june, were a highly trained explosives detective

Walter B. Jones

0:20:57 to 0:21:16( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: team. lex, who was due for retirement after his combat tour in iraq, suffered shrapnel wounds from the same enemy-fired rocket-propelled grenade that took corporal lee's life. the lee

0:21:16 to 0:21:34( Edit History Discussion )

family began seeking to adopt their son's k-9 companion who was with their son during the last moments on earth. . however, after filing the necessary papers, they indicated that lex had been medley

0:21:34 to 0:21:45( Edit History Discussion )

evaluated and was unfit for duty but not yet eligible for adoption. i first learned of the lee's d situation by reading the short story, written by john burnham. and at this time, i ask permission

Walter B. Jones

0:21:45 to 0:22:00( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: to submit the text of the story for the congressional record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. jones: thank you. after learning this story, i spoke with corporal lee's father

Walter B. Jones

0:22:00 to 0:22:14( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: on several occasions. mr. lee continued to express the joy and comfort that caring for lex would bring to him and his family and asked for my assistance in adopting lex. i began contacting

Walter B. Jones

0:22:14 to 0:22:30( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: the united states marine corps to communicate and endorse their e request. recently, the marine corps confirm ed to me that the request would be granted and the lee family would be able to retberieve

Walter B. Jones

0:22:30 to 0:22:44( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: lex from the baomse in albanny within the nex t two weeks. following the lee family -- allowing the l ee family to adopt lex will not only lessen nthe family's ongoing grief but also serve as a

Walter B. Jones

0:22:44 to 0:22:58( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: fitting thank you to parents who gave tpahe ultimate gift of their son to this country.un i'm grateful to the united states marine corps for the tremendous gift they have chosen to bestow about

Walter B. Jones

0:22:58 to 0:23:19( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: jerome and rachel lee and i'm grateful to the brigadier general and major general for their role in enabling the adoption to proceed. although lex will never replace their son, caring for

Walter B. Jones

0:23:19 to 0:23:32( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: lex will bring joy and comfort to the lee family as well as to the dog himself. welcoming lex into the lee family will keep a big part of corporal lee's life. lex loved and protected corporal

Walter B. Jones

0:23:32 to 0:23:44( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: lee on the battlefield and now his family will have the opportunity to love and protect lex in the peaceful surrounding of their home in mississippi. the united states marine corps has demonstrated

Walter B. Jones

0:23:44 to 0:24:00( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: its compassion and understanding by making this adoption a reality for the parents of one of our nation's fallen heroes. i close, madam speaker, by asking god to please bless the united states

Walter B. Jones

0:24:00 to 0:24:17( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: marine corps and men and women in uniform and may god continue to bless america and i yield back the balance of my time. >> will the gentleman yield. >> the lee fam fily is from my district.

Walter B. Jones

0:24:17 to 0:24:33( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: the dad is a state trooper and the mom is a school teacher. i thank you for dointhg this. is i regret that the request was not made through my office. mr. jones: i appreciate the gentleman,

Walter B. Jones

0:24:33 to 0:24:53( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: when i read the story, it brought tears to my eyes and i asked mr. burnham who had been national park vietnam himself as a dog handler and i asked what should i do. he told me, i didn't knidow

Walter B. Jones

0:24:53 to 0:25:24( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: wherehe this man was and because camp lejeune is in my district, but thank you for what you said and may god continue to bless america. the speaker pro tempore: mr. defazio of oregon. mr. franks

Virginia Foxx

0:25:24 to 0:25:41( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: of arizona. ms. foxx of north carolina. the gentlewoman is recognized for five minutes. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. i am here tonight to talk about what has not been accomplished in this

Virginia Foxx

0:25:24 to 0:30:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Virginia Foxx

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