HONORING THE LIFE OF TAYLOR FORCE
(Extensions of Remarks - November 14, 2016)

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[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 162 (Monday, November 14, 2016)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1432]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                   HONORING THE LIFE OF TAYLOR FORCE

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                         HON. RANDY NEUGEBAUER

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                       Monday, November 14, 2016

  Mr. NEUGEBAUER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of an 
American hero, who was taken from us far too soon by an act of 
terrorism.
   Taylor Force was a student at Vanderbilt University, working to 
obtain his Master in Business Administration, when he traveled on a 
school-sponsored trip to Jaffa, Israel in March 2016. While there, he 
was attacked and killed by a Palestinian terrorist. He was 28 years 
old.
   Before going back to school for his master's degree, Taylor attended 
the New Mexico Military Institute, graduating in 2006. I then had the 
honor of nominating Taylor Force to the United States Military Academy 
at West Point. He graduated from West Point in May of 2009 and was 
commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. As a Field Artillery 
Officer, Taylor served our country by completing one combat tour in 
Iraq and another combat tour in Afghanistan.
   On behalf of a grateful nation and the 19th District of Texas, which 
Taylor called home for many years, I ask my colleagues to join me in 
honoring veteran Taylor Force. His courage, sacrifice, and dedication 
will not be forgotten.

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