HONORING MICKEY O'CONNELL; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(Extensions of Remarks - April 29, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                       HONORING MICKEY O'CONNELL


                           HON. BRIAN HIGGINS

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, April 29, 2019

  Mr. HIGGINS of New York. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the 
life and career of a great American patriot, husband, father, union 
leader and favorite son of Baldwin, New York, Mickey O'Connell.
  Mr. O'Connell began his career as an apprentice carpenter in 1978 
with local three of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 
(IBEW) and retires today as a master Electrician after more than forty 
years of exemplary service.
  Mr. O'Connell's love of country and family manifested itself through 
his many acts of courageous service to the United States Intelligence 
community throughout the world and after the terrorist attacks of 
September 11, 2001.
  Mr. O'Connell's wife Heidi is a dedicated professor at Nassau 
Community College and their son Edward is a Lieutenant Colonel in the 
United States Army, their son Andrew is a former Army Ranger and 
current ATF agent and their youngest son Joe is an electrician with 
local three following in his dad's proud IBEW tradition of service.
  Madam Speaker on this day, April 29, 2019, the United States House of 
Representatives rises to pay tribute to Mickey O'Connell on the 
occasion of his retirement and extends to him and his family the 
nation's gratitude for his tireless community involvement, strong work 
ethic and profound love of family and country.