September 12, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 152 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
HONORING SERGEANT GERALD TIMMANN; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 152
(House of Representatives - September 12, 2018)
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[Page H8163] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING SERGEANT GERALD TIMMANN (Mr. JOHNSON of Ohio asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. JOHNSON of Ohio. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor an American hero, Sergeant Gerald Timmann. Sergeant Timmann is a Vietnam combat veteran from Leetonia, Ohio, who served in the 101st Airborne from 1967 to 1969. He spent 13 grueling months in Vietnam's jungles and was exposed to some of the worst battles in the conflict. Ten days prior to the end of his tour, Sergeant Timmann was hit by a grenade during combat, causing him to lose both legs. Sergeant Timmann says he is forever grateful to the brave medevac helicopter crews that, under heavy fire, rescued him. In honor of his profound bravery, Sergeant Timmann has deservedly received a number of awards, including the Purple Heart, Infantry Combat Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. Sergeant Timmann exemplifies the selfless courage of our military, and I am honored to share his story with the Nation today. ____________________