September 5, 2007 - Issue: Vol. 153, No. 130 — Daily Edition110th Congress (2007 - 2008) - 1st Session
IN RECOGNITION OF FIRST LIEUTENANT JONATHAN W. EDDS; Congressional Record Vol. 153, No. 130
(Extensions of Remarks - September 05, 2007)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E1800-E1801] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] IN RECOGNITION OF FIRST LIEUTENANT JONATHAN W. EDDS ______ HON. MIKE ROGERS of alabama in the house of representatives Wednesday, September 5, 2007 Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Madam Speaker, 1Lt. Jonathan W. Edds of White Pigeon, MI, was killed during an lED attack in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 17, 2007. Jonathan was assigned to the Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division based in Fort Benning, GA. First Lieutenant Edds and his wife Laura resided in Phenix City, AL. Words cannot express the sense of sadness we have for his family and the gratitude our country feels for his service. First Lieutenant Edds, like other brave men and women who have served in uniform, died serving not just the United States, but the entire cause of liberty. Indeed, like those who have served before him, he was a true American. We will forever hold him closely in our hearts, and remember his sacrifice and that of his family as a remembrance of his bravery and willingness to serve our Nation. Thank [[Page E1801]] you, Madam Speaker, for the House's remembrance at this mournful occasion. ____________________