(House of Representatives - June 27, 2013)

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  The SPEAKER. Without objection, the gentleman from Maryland (Mr. 
Ruppersberger) is recognized for 1 minute.
  There was no objection.
  Mr. RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Speaker, I am proud to introduce and to 
welcome to Washington U.S. Army Chaplain Angel Berrios, who is 
currently stationed at Fort Meade, located in the Second Congressional 
District of Maryland.
  Chaplain Berrios, a captain in the U.S. Army, has been an ordained 
minister with the Assemblies of God for 24 years. For nearly two 
decades, he served as a full-time evangelist ministering in 47 
countries and 47 States. Chaplain Berrios then joined the Army and was 
assigned to the 3rd Squadron of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at 
Fort Hood.
  He was deployed to southern Iraq during operation New Dawn and 
provided a church in the desert for 850 fellow American soldiers. In 
addition to regular services and Bible study, Chaplain Berrios counsels 
soldiers struggling with day-to-day life in a war zone.
  His ministry earned him a Bronze Star. His father, a Vietnam veteran, 
also served in the Army for 20 years.
  We welcome Chaplain Berrios and his guests today. I wish to thank him 
for his many years of service to his community and his country.
  I'm honored to call Chaplain Berrios a constituent, and I offer 
thanks on behalf of this entire body for his delivery of the opening 
prayer today.