HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE
DUNCAN HUNTER – CHAIRMAN
For Immediate Release: April 20, 2006 Contact: Josh Holly (202) 225-2539
Hunter Letter of Recognition for America’s Brave Military Personnel
Washington, D.C. --- U.S. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today released the following letter of recognition for ’s military personnel to the Military Times Publications:
“I am honored to offer my thoughts, words and praise on behalf of all the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who serve our nation so capably and selflessly. I was pleased to support the legislation that designated May as National Military Appreciation Month – and personally wouldn’t mind if we had eleven more of them.
“When Tom Brokaw labeled our forefathers who followed the American flag into the battles of World War II “the Greatest Generation,” he had not met you. Your fight against terrorism has been dangerous and difficult. From firefights in Fallujah, Tikrit, Baghdad, Mosul, and countless other hotspots in , to mountain operations in , to the , , and , to the air lift, sea lift, training, force security, and air power operations, you have met challenges in the war on terror that your forefathers never imagined. You are truly ’s greatest generation.
“As Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, I have had the honor and privilege to meet some of you while in theatre or during my official duties. Moreover, as a Vietnam Veteran and father of a Marine who served in , I know personally of the sacrifices you make on a daily basis. You are ’s finest, and your mission, like the earlier ones that were fought on the shores of Normandy or on islands in the Pacific, is a noble one. is grateful to you for your professionalism, your courage, your tenacity, your dedication, and your service.
“And I salute and commend you for a job well done.”