(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1848]
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                            HON. GREG WALDEN

                               of oregon

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. WALDEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the 27 World War II 
veterans from Oregon who will be visiting their memorial this Friday in 
Washington, D.C. through Honor Flight of Eastern Oregon. On behalf of a 
grateful State and country, we welcome these heroes to the Nation's 
  The veterans on this flight from Oregon are: Raymond Kurshner, U.S. 
Air Force; Lelus Jack Baucum, U.S. Army; Frank M. Chuk, U.S. Army; 
Audrey J. Johnson, U.S. Army; Albert J. Phillips, U.S. Army, and Harold 
M. Tucker, U.S. Army; Duane Gilchrist, U.S. Army Air Corps; Truman D. 
Logan, U.S. Army Air Corps, and Victor E. Mattila, U.S. Army Air Corps; 
Rex E. Esch, U.S. Coast Guard; Hattie H. Kelley, U.S. Marines; Floyd E. 
Kirby, U.S. Marines, and Dwight Patit Riggs, Jr., U.S. Marines; 
Lawrence Bird, U.S. Navy; Phoebe Helen DeGree, U.S. Navy; Anthony 
Galluzzo, U.S. Navy; Robert P. Maley, U.S. Navy; Lorene F. Mattila, 
U.S. Navy; Richard J. Nelson, U.S. Navy; Robert Leo Olson, U.S. Navy; 
Paul R. Scandlyn, U.S. Navy, and George N. Fogg, U.S. Navy/Air Force.
  These 22 heroes join more than 63,000 veterans from across the 
country who, since 2005, have journeyed from their home States to 
Washington, D.C. to reflect at the memorials built in honor of our 
Nation's veterans.
  Mr. Speaker, each of us is humbled by the courage of these soldiers, 
sailors, airmen and Marines who put themselves in harm's way for our 
country and way of life. As a Nation, we can never fully repay the debt 
of gratitude owed to them for their honor, commitment, and sacrifice in 
defense of the freedoms we have today.
  My colleagues, please join me in thanking these veterans and the 
volunteers of Honor Flight of Eastern Oregon for their exemplary 
dedication and service to this great country.