PAYING TRIBUTE TO THREE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES TO TERRORISM
(House of Representatives - April 12, 2016)

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 PAYING TRIBUTE TO THREE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES TO TERRORISM

  (Mr. COOPER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. COOPER. Mr. Speaker, America and the Owen School of Management of 
Vanderbilt University suffered three devastating losses just during the 
month of March.
  The Shults family, which has already been mentioned, were a model 
American couple, but the first victim of terrorism with ties to Owen 
School of Management was Taylor Force, a young man who was raised in 
Lubbock, Texas, went to a military academy in New Mexico, was an Eagle 
Scout, and then attended and graduated from West Point Academy, served 
in the U.S. Army, did two tours in the Middle East, emerged as a 
captain, and then chose the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt for 
his business education.
  The young man was on a school trip to Tel Aviv in Israel, and he was 
murdered in a random knife attack by a terrorist. It is hard to think 
of a sadder end for a great and promising young life.
  The young Shults couple--my colleague Mr. Roe from Tennessee has 
already mentioned them--outstanding young people, probably no finer 
couple ever, and a couple with a sense of adventure. They went 
skydiving, they ran with the bulls in Pamplona, they saw the Eiffel 
Tower, and then as they were saying good-bye to her mother at the 
airport, were killed in the terrorist attack.
  So let us pay tribute to these three outstanding young people. Let's 
use their lives as models, and let's not be daunted by terrorism. We 
have to meet and beat this threat.

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