IN HONOR OF A FALLEN HERO: PO 2ND CLASS TONY MICHAEL RANDOLPH--``A MAN ON A MISSION'', EODT, THE UNITED STATES NAVY
(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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IN HONOR OF A FALLEN HERO: PO 2ND CLASS TONY MICHAEL RANDOLPH--``A MAN 
              ON A MISSION'', EODT, THE UNITED STATES NAVY

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                         HON. MARKWAYNE MULLIN

                              of oklahoma

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, May 22, 2013

  Mr. MULLIN. Mr. Speaker, on this upcoming Memorial Day, I rise to 
honor an American Hero and a PO 2ND CLASS, Tony Michael Randolph, of 
Henryetta, Oklahoma. Last year, on July 6th, Tony was killed by a 
roadside bomb while traveling in a convoy in southern Afghanistan. His 
Strength in honor would make any American proud! And as a member of 
Navy's EOD Team, he had one of the most dangerous jobs in the military. 
He received a Bronze Star with Valor and a Purple Heart. From the early 
age of 12, he knew he wanted to be in the Military and serve his 
country. His reputation in High School and in the Military for his 
selfless and relentless work effort impressed all who had the pleasure 
to come into contact with him. Our prayers go out to him and his family 
on this Memorial Day and all of the thousands of families whose pain 
mounts. It's true, only The Good Die Young! I submit this poem penned 
in his honor and memory by Albert Caswell.

                            In Honor's Grace

     In . . .
     In Honor's Grace!
     We now so see your face!
     As high above all others,
     we now you so place!
     All in how you've so lived your life,
     all in your most selfless of all sacrifice!
     As up to Heaven,
     to our Lord Tony you now so rise!
     So rise!
     As this new Angel,
     so takes flight!
     To so watch over us so day and night!
     Day and night!
     As here we so stand,
     with tears all in eyes!
     As our Hero,
     has so died!
     As we so all realize,
     what pain before your family now so lies!
     So lies!
     And that great future before you would have so realized!
     But it's far . . . far . . . better,
     to have died for something,
     than to have so lived for nothing at all!
     As it's for you Tony,
     America's son out to you our hearts now so call!
     For your fine short life,
     was but like a song up on high!
     NAVY STRONG!
     As A Man On A Mission,
     who to our Lord now so belongs!
     Who'd so cast his light!
     As An Angel In The Army of Our Lord,
     to so watch over us both day and night!
     Day and night!
     And we will hear you on the wind,
     as you take flight!
     And we will feel you in the morning,
     as we awake all by our side!
     As you Tony were EOD,
     and as brave and as bold as could be!
     Could be!
     To So Make A Difference With It All!
     Was want you so Tony wanted,
     and what you so saw!
     As you Tony,
     so answered that most noble of all calls!
     That Call To Arms!
     Where only, the most courageous of all hearts of honor do so 
           roam!
     Moments,
     are all that we so have!
     To Grab Hearts!
     To Make A Difference With It All!
     To bring our light!
     To evil,
     to so fight!
     Goodness!
     Evil!
     Darkness!
     Light!
     Those Brave Hearts,
     who evil must fight!
     Who bring their light!
     And across Oklahoma on this very night,
     as your love ones so lay their heads down so to sleep . . .
     there comes a gentle rain as our Lord so weeps!
     Are his tears coming down from Heaven to so ease your pain!
     Until, up in Heaven you all so meet once again . . .
     And you won't have to cry no more!
     And now,
     as we so lay your fine body down to rest!
     For this our Nation Tony,
     you have so blessed!
     For it's All In Honor's Grace,
     That You Now So Rest!
     So Rest!
     Amen!

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