TRIBUTE TO DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND COAST GUARD PERSONNEL
(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E759-E760]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




TRIBUTE TO DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND COAST 
                            GUARD PERSONNEL

                                  _____
                                 

                          HON. JOHN R. CARTER

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. CARTER. Mr. Speaker, the mission of the Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS) is broad and diverse. The men and women of DHS protect 
our borders and modes of transportation; they guard our waterways; they 
protect U.S. and foreign leaders; they prepare for and respond to 
disasters; they manage our immigration process; and, they defend us 
against cyberattack. DHS employees provide selfless service to their 
nation and they do so with honor and distinction under an ever-present 
threat.
  I would like to pay tribute to the Department of Homeland Security's 
agents, officers, and Coast Guard personnel who lost their lives in the 
service of our nation in 2012. I would like to enter into the record 
the names of all sixty- one courageous men and women of DHS who have 
died in the line of duty since the Department's inception in 2003. We 
owe them more than a tribute on this day, but our gratitude begins with 
that.

       LORENZO R. GOMEZ, Immigration Enforcement Agent, U.S. 
     Immigration and Customs Enforcement, El Paso, Texas, End of 
     Watch: November 8, 2003.
        JAMES P. EPLING, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Yuma, Arizona, End of Watch: December 16, 
     2003.
        NATHAN B. BRUCKENTHAL, Damage Controlman Third Class (E-
     4), U.S. Coast Guard, Iraq, End of Watch: April 24, 2004.
        TRAVIS W. ATTAWAY, Senior Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Harlingen, Texas, End of Watch: September 
     19, 2004.
        JEREMY M. WILSON, Senior Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Harlingen, Texas, End of Watch: September 
     19, 2004.
        PHILIP C. LEBID, Special Agent, U.S. Secret Service, 
     Tampa, Florida, End of Watch: November 22, 2004.
        GEORGE B. DeBATES, Senior Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Casa Grande, Arizona, End of Watch: 
     December 19, 2004.
        DAVID G. WILHELM, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, U.S. 
     Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Atlanta, Georgia, End of 
     Watch: March 11, 2005.
        CHRISTOPHER J. SMITH, Assistant to the Special Agent in 
     Charge, U.S. Secret Service, Atlanta, Georgia, End of Watch: 
     March 25, 2005.
        NICHOLAS D. GREENIG, Senior Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Tucson, Arizona, End of Watch: March 14, 
     2006.
        JESSICA E. HILL, Lieutenant (0-3), U.S. Coast Guard, 
     Arctic Ocean, End of Watch: August 17, 2006.
       STEVEN DUQUE, Boatswain's Mate Second Class (E-5), U.S. 
     Coast Guard, Arctic Ocean, End of Watch: August 17, 2006.
       DAVID N. WEBB, Senior Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
     Protection, Ajo, Arizona, End of Watch: November 3, 2006.
       RAMON NEVAREZ, JR., Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Lordsburg, New Mexico, End of Watch: March 
     15, 2007.
       DAVID J. TOURSCHER, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Lordsburg, New Mexico, End of Watch: March 
     16, 2007.
       RONALD A. GILL, JR., Port Security Specialist Third Class 
     U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, Puget Sound, Washington, End of 
     Watch: March 25, 2007.
       CLINTON B. THRASHER, Air Interdiction Agent, U.S. Customs 
     and Border Protection, McAllen, Texas, End of Watch: April 
     25, 2007.
        RICHARD GOLDSTEIN, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Indio, California, End of Watch: May 11, 
     2007.
        ROBERT F. SMITH, Air Interdiction Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, El Paso, Texas, End of Watch: May 22, 
     2007.
        ERIC N. CABRAL, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Boulevard, California, End of Watch: July 
     26, 2007.
        JULIO E. BARAY, Air Interdiction Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, El Paso, Texas, End of Watch: September 
     24, 2007.
        LUIS AGUILAR, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
     Protection, Yuma, Arizona, End of Watch: January 19, 2008.
        JAROD C. DITTMAN, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, San Diego, California, End of Watch: March 
     30, 2008.
        THOMAS G. NELSON, Captain (0-6) U.S. Coast Guard, Oahu, 
     Hawaii, End of Watch: September 4, 2008.
        ANDREW C. WISCHMEIER, Lieutenant Commander (0-4), U.S. 
     Coast Guard, Oahu, Hawaii, End of Watch: September 4, 2008.
        DAVID L. SKIMIN, Aviation Survival Technician First Class 
     (E-6), U.S. Coast Guard, Oahu, Hawaii, End of Watch: 
     September 4, 2008.
        JOSHUA W. NICHOLS, Aviation Maintenance Technician First 
     Class (E-6), U.S. Coast Guard, Oahu, Hawaii, End of Watch: 
     September 4, 2008.
        NATHANIEL A. AFOLAYAN, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs 
     and Border Protection, Artesia, New Mexico, End of Watch: May 
     1, 2009.
        CRUZ C. McGUIRE, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Del Rio, Texas, End of Watch: May 21, 
     2009.
       ROBERT W. ROSAS, JR., Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Campo, California, End of Watch: July 23, 
     2009.
        CHE J. BARNES, Lieutenant Commander (0-4), U.S. Coast 
     Guard, San Clement Island, California, End of Watch: October 
     29, 2009.
        ADAM W. BRYANT, Lieutenant (0-3), U.S. Coast Guard, San 
     Clement Island, California, End of Watch: October 29, 2009.
        JOHN F. SEIDMAN, Aviation Maintenance Technician Chief 
     Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard, San Clement Island, 
     California, End of Watch: October 29, 2009.
        CARL P. GRIGONIS, Avionics Electrical Technician Second 
     Class (E-5), U.S. Coast Guard, San Clement Island, 
     California, End of Watch: October 29, 2009.
        MONICA L. BEACHAM, Avionics Electrical Technician Second 
     Class (E-5), U.S. Coast Guard, San Clement Island, 
     California, End of Watch: October 29, 2009.
       DANNY R. KREDER, JR., Aviation Maintenance Technician Third 
     Class (E-4), U.S. Coast Guard, San Clement Island, 
     California, End of Watch: October 29, 2009.
        JASON S. MOLETZSKY, Aviation Maintenance Technician Third 
     Class (E-4), U.S. Coast Guard, San Clement Island, 
     California, End of Watch: October 29, 2009.
        MARK F. VAN DOREN, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Falfurrias, Texas, End of Watch: May 24, 
     2010.
        SEAN D. KRUEGER, Lieutenant (0-3), U.S. Coast Guard, La 
     Push, Washington, End of Watch: July 7, 2010.
        ADAM C. HOKE, Aviation Maintenance Technician First Class 
     (E-6), U.S. Coast Guard, La Push, Washington, End of Watch: 
     July 7, 2010.
        BRETT M. BANKS, Aviation Maintenance Technician Second 
     Class (E-5), U.S. Coast Guard, La Push, Washington, End of 
     Watch: July 7, 2010.
        CHARLES F. COLLINS II, CBP Officer, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Anchorage, Alaska, End of Watch: August 
     15, 2010.
        MICHAEL V. GALLAGHER, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs 
     and Border Protection, Casa Grande, Arizona, End of Watch: 
     September 2, 2010.

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        JOHN R. ZYKAS, CBP Officer, U.S. Customs and Border 
     Protection, San Diego, California, End of Watch: September 8, 
     2010.
        SHAUN M. LIN, Maritime Enforcement Specialist Third Class 
     (E-4), U.S. Coast Guard, Portsmouth, Virginia, End of Watch: 
     October 13, 2010.
        BRIAN A. TERRY, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Naco Cochise, Arizona, End of Watch: 
     December 15, 2010.
        JAIME J. ZAPATA, Special Agent, U.S. Immigration and 
     Customs Enforcement, Mexico City, Mexico, End of Watch: 
     February 15, 2011.
        HECTOR R. CLARK, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Yuma, Arizona, End of Watch: May 12, 2011.
       EDUARDO ROJAS, JR., Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Yuma, Arizona, End of Watch: May 12, 2011.
        DALE T. TAYLOR, Lieutenant Commander (0-4), U.S. Coast 
     Guard, Point Clear, Alabama, End of Watch: February 28, 2012.
        THOMAS J. CAMERON, Lieutenant Junior Grade (0-2), U.S. 
     Coast Guard, Point Clear, Alabama, End of Watch: February 28, 
     2012.
        FERNANDO JORGE, Aviation Survival Technician (E-7), U.S. 
     Coast Guard, Point Clear, Alabama, End of Watch: February 28, 
     2012.
        ANDREW W. KNIGHT, Avionics Electrical Technician (E-4), 
     U.S. Coast Guard, Point Clear, Alabama, End of Watch: 
     February 28, 2012.
        JAMES A. HOPKINS, Electronics Technician (E-6), U.S. Coast 
     Guard, Kodiak, Alaska, End of Watch: April 12, 2012.
        RICHARD W. BELISLE, Civilian Employee (WG-8), Chief 
     Boatswain's Mate (E-7), Retired, U.S. Coast Guard, Kodiak, 
     Alaska, End of Watch: April 12, 2012.
       LEOPOLDO CAVAZOS, JR., Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs 
     and Border Protection, Fort Hancock, Texas, End of Watch: 
     July 6, 2012.
        JAMES R. DOMINGUEZ, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Cline, Texas, End of Watch: July 19, 2012.
        JEFFREY RAMIREZ, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Laredo, Texas, September 15, 2012.
        NICHOLAS J. IVIE, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Bisbee, Arizona, October 2, 2012.
        DAVID R. DELANEY, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection, Big Bend National Park, Texas, November 2, 
     2012.
        TERRELL E. HORNE III, Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate (E-8), 
     U.S. Coast Guard, Marina Del Ray, California, End of Watch: 
     December 2, 2012.

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