HONORING THE LIFE OF LT. COL. DON C. FAITH
(Extensions of Remarks - April 17, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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               HONORING THE LIFE OF LT. COL. DON C. FAITH

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                           HON. LARRY BUCSHON

                               of indiana

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  Mr. BUCSHON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and respect an 
American hero. Today, the Korean War Medal of Honor winner from 
Washington, Indiana, Lt. Col. Don Faith, was finally put to rest at 
Arlington National Cemetery.
  Forced to assume command of a small U.S. Army task force, due to his 
superior being killed in combat, Lt. Col. Faith put together a plan. 
Renowned as ``Task Force Faith,'' Lt. Col. Faith was responsible for 
maintaining a more defensible position.
  Grossly outnumbered and surrounded by Chinese People's Volunteer 
Forces, Lt. Col. Faith continued to rally his troops, and personally 
led an assault on a CPVF position. Lt.

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Col. Don C. Faith Jr. was awarded the highest U.S. military honor for 
valor, the Medal of Honor, during the battle of Chosin Reservoir in 
1950 for his heroics and leadership.
  I rise today to celebrate the life, honor, leadership and incredible 
sacrifice of a true American hero. An honor to which we all owe a debt 
of gratitude.
  May God bless you, Lt. Col. Don C. Faith Jr.

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