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HONORING MIKE OGLE, DEDICATED SERVANT TO EASTERN WASHINGTON'S VETERANS
(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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 HONORING MIKE OGLE, DEDICATED SERVANT TO EASTERN WASHINGTON'S VETERANS

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                      HON. CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Mrs. McMORRIS RODGERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Mike Ogle, 
a dedicated servant who spent countless hours assisting our Eastern 
Washington veterans at the
  While America's service members and veterans have answered the call 
of duty and have served with dignity and honor, similarly Mike Ogle 
answered the call of duty to serve our veterans in Eastern Washington. 
A twenty-four year Air Force veteran, while working at the Spokane 
Veterans Outreach Center, Mike dutifully helped veterans by providing 
outreach, counseling, and resource referral.
  However, his story goes beyond simply wanting to help Eastern 
Washington's veterans. Serving in the Air Force, Mike spent a great 
deal of time in the Middle East and was deployed for a combined total 
of nearly eight years. This experience enabled Mike to be one of the 
best advocates for veterans in Eastern Washington. Quite simply: Mike 
spoke their language and whenever he interacted with a veteran, the 
veteran knew that they had found a friend.
  Working at the Spokane Veteran Outreach Center, Mike Ogle spent most 
of his days traveling in a custom-fitted RV called the Mobile Vet 
Center. Through the Mobile Vet Center, Mike spoke to Eastern 
Washington's veterans about housing, medical care, and employment 
opportunities. In addition, Mike diligently took time to generate a 
constructive game plan with each veteran he saw. More importantly, Mike 
made a point to follow up with each and every veteran that he met.
  So today, I am thankful for Mike Ogle's selfless, energetic 
dedication to our veterans in Eastern Washington.

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