(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E741]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                          HONORING JOHN C. TOY


                             HON. ANDY BARR

                              of kentucky

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. BARR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the accomplishments 
of Kentucky native John C. Toy, a true American patriot.
  John C. Toy was born on August 14, 1918, in Montgomery County, 
Kentucky to Ella Lee and Edward Joseph Toy. Mr. Toy joined the Army in 
June, 1941, and was stationed at Schofield, Honolulu, Hawaii, in the 
anti-aircraft division. While there, he survived the bombing of Pearl 
Harbor on December 7, 1941. He served in the Army until 1945 when he 
was Honorably Discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
  Since his military service to this country, Mr. Toy has remained 
active in his community by teaching Sunday school at the First Church 
of God in Mt. Sterling, serving on the Board at Mt. Sterling Swimming 
Pool and Park, as a Member and Past Commander American Legion Post 22, 
and as current President of the Kentucky Pearl Harbor Association.
  Mr. Toy is married to Gerturde Fletcher of Bourbon County, and has 
been blessed with two daughters, Pam Ishmael and Sandy McDonald, as 
well as three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
  As a U.S. Congressman, I am forever grateful for John C. Toy's 
service to our country. Because of his bravery and that of his fellow 
men and women in uniform, our American freedoms are protected for 
future generations. Truly, he is a hero to us all.