(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E751]
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                         HON. RENEE L. ELLMERS

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mrs. ELLMERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the service and 
sacrifice of Specialist Daniel Lucas Elliot.
  On July 15, 2011, Specialist Elliott's vehicle was in the lead 
vehicle of a convoy performing an improvised explosive device patrol in 
Basra, Iraq. Specialist Elliot's vehicle struck an improvised explosive 
device, killing him instantly. Specialist Elliott is survived by his 
parents, Ed A. and Martha P. Elliott of Youngsville, North Carolina, 
and his wife Trisha H. Elliott of Raleigh, North Carolina.
  Specialist Elliott was born on July 18, 1989 in Youngsville, NC. He 
entered the United States Army Reserve on January 10, 2007. Specialist 
Elliott attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at 
Fort Leonardwood, MO where he was awarded the Military Occupational 
Specialty of Military Police.
  In January 2009, Specialist Elliott deployed with the 810th Military 
Police Company to Baghdad, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 
Later that year he moved to Basra, Iraq, where he served the rest of 
his deployment.
  In March 2011, Specialist Elliott volunteered to deploy to Iraq a 
second time with the 805th Military Police Company in support of 
Operation New Dawn. He found himself stationed in Basra, Iraq, with the 
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division. It was during this 
assignment that he gave his life for his fellow soldiers.
  Specialist Elliott's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star 
Medal (posthumous), Purple Heart Medal (posthumous), Meritorious 
Service Medal (posthumous), Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct 
Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense 
Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Iraqi 
Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
  On June 8, 2013, the Army Reserve will dedicate the Cary, North 
Carolina, US Army Reserve Center to the memory of Specialist Elliot and 
his sacrifice for our country. The ``Specialist Daniel Lucas Elliot 
Army Reserve Center'' will serve as a reminder to the community, the 
nation, and our army of the courage and sacrifice of our Soldiers as 
they provide us security and defend our way of life.
  Mr,Speaker, I ask that you please join me, and the United States Army 
Reserve, in recognizing Specialist Elliot's dedicated service to the 
Army and our Nation. His performance and selfless service are in 
keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect 
great credit upon himself, the United States Army Reserve, and the 
United States Army.