RECOGNIZING THE HEROIC ACTS OF TRANSPORTATION SECURITY OFFICERS JODY WELLMAN, JAMES BOSTWICK, AND CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS
(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1513-E1514]
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 RECOGNIZING THE HEROIC ACTS OF TRANSPORTATION SECURITY OFFICERS JODY 
           WELLMAN, JAMES BOSTWICK, AND CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS

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                            HON. ADAM SMITH

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the heroic 
acts of bravery undertaken by Jody Wellman, James Bostwick, and 
Christopher Hastings of Washington State, who saved the lives of two 
individuals.
  On the morning of Saturday, August 11, 2012, Transportation Security 
Officers (TSOs) Jody Wellman, James Bostwick, and Christopher Hastings 
intervened at a time of crisis to save the lives of a man and a woman 
who suffered a car accident on Interstate-5 in Washington State.
  After colliding with a concrete utility box and sign post in the 
median of the interstate, a vehicle caught fire with a 21-year-old 
soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and a 29-year-old female 
passenger inside. These courageous TSOs pulled off the interstate to 
assist the two passengers out of the vehicle, which burst into flames 
shortly thereafter. There is no doubt that these two lives were saved 
because of the heroic efforts of these three brave officers.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing Jody 
Wellman, James Bostwick, and Christopher Hastings, who exemplify the 
spirit of service and commitment to one's community.

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