(House of Representatives - April 12, 2016)

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[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 55 (Tuesday, April 12, 2016)]
[Page H1620]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Mr. ROE of Tennessee asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. ROE of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, today I rise with a heavy heart 
along with my friends, Congressman Cooper and Congressman Barr, to 
offer our sincere condolences to the family of Justin and Stephanie 
Shults, two of the Americans who were killed by radical Islamic 
terrorists in the March 22 Brussels attack.
  These cowardly attacks targeted innocent bystanders like Justin and 
Stephanie. This is not the first time the First Congressional District 
of Tennessee has experienced tragedy in this manner, as Sergeant 
Frederick Greene was killed at Fort Hood, Texas, in the 2009 attack.
  Justin Shults grew up in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where he was the 
valedictorian of Gatlinburg-Pittman High. He graduated from Vanderbilt 
University and received his MBA from the Owen School of Management, 
where he met Stephanie, his beautiful wife. They shared their love of 
adventure, which took them to Belgium for work. Justin's mom, Sheila, 
was a single mom who worked hard to provide for three children. They 
are a loving, Christian family who ended each conversation by saying, 
``I love you,'' and those were the last words that Justin's mom said to 
  I can only imagine the grief that accompanies losing your child in 
such a sudden and violent manner, and we all join in offering Justin 
and Stephanie's families our prayers and deepest sympathy.
  The family wants to thank those who have called them from around the 
world to offer their condolences. Indeed, we extend our condolences to 
all families who lost loved ones.