(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E728]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                         HON. MARSHA BLACKBURN

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, May 22, 2013

  Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, there are citizens making up this great 
country who never cease in offering themselves to their communities 
while improving the quality of our lives. They are the lights of our 
neighborhoods and families that bring hope long after they are gone. I 
rise today to celebrate one such glorious light and honor the legacy of 
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Charles Currie, Ret.
  Chaplain Currie dedicated his life to the calling of the Almighty and 
in service to the country he loved. During World War II, Currie played 
the trombone in the 11th Airborne Division Band. He returned to the 
Army as a Chaplain after graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary 
with a Master's Degree in Theology. He preached of the goodness and 
hope of the Almighty at Ft Bragg, Ludwigsburg, Germany, Fort Campbell, 
Pajori, Bayreuth, and Nuremberg, Germany, Vietnam, and Fort Knox. He 
retired as a Lt. Colonel with more than 20 years of service and began 
to travel the world serving and leading mission trips to more than 38 
  From all of Judea to the ends of the Earth, Chaplain Currie's legacy 
will be long remembered. Mr. Speaker, the Tennessee 7th Congressional 
District is better for his lasting goodwill. I ask my colleagues to 
join with me in honoring the life and service of Chaplain Charles