RECOGNIZING PETE BUTLER; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 176
(Extensions of Remarks - November 02, 2018)

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                        RECOGNIZING PETE BUTLER


                            HON. JEFF DENHAM

                             of california

                  in the house of representatives

                        Friday, November 2, 2018

  Mr. DENHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Pete Butler for 
his dedicated service as a Wounded Warrior Fellow in my district 
  In 2002, Pete graduated from Sunset High School in Beaverton, Oregon. 
He soon found his calling and devoted his life to serving his country 
in the United States Army. Pete enlisted in 2007, serving two tours in 
Afghanistan. He earned many commendations and accolades, including a 
Bronze Star, Purple Heart and a Combat Infantry Badge.
  After retiring from the U.S. Army in November 2014, Pete settled down 
in Turlock, California with his wife, Stephanie, and children, PJ and 
Brayden. In 2015, he started work at Starbucks as a Store Assistant 
Manager. At the same time, he stayed busy attending classes at 
California State University of Stanislaus, where he intends to obtain 
his Bachelor's of Science in Political Science.
  Driven by a desire to continue serving his country, Pete applied for 
a position with the Wounded Warrior Fellowship and joined our team. He 
served as a liaison to veterans' communities in Stanislaus and San 
Joaquin counties. Pete was a tremendous asset, advocating on behalf of 
these brave men and women. He helped provide strong oversight over the 
French Camp VA Hospital project, which will benefit veterans in our 
district and surrounding areas.
  In addition to his other duties, Pete played an integral role working 
with our flood control agencies, including the successful authorization 
of the Lower San Joaquin Chief's Report. The project aims to reduce the 
overall flood risk for over 50,000 residents around the San Joaquin 
River in California's Central Valley.
  Although Pete will be sorely missed by all, including the rest of the 
staff, Team Denham wishes him the best in his next endeavor.
  Mr. Speaker, please join me in congratulating Pete Butler on his new 
position and recognizing him for his faithful service during his time 
with my office.