HONORING CHRISTOPHER BORDON, EDDIE JEAN PULLUM, MARK FRYE, AND SEAN GALLAGHER FOR BEING AWARDED THE VALOR AWARD; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 106
(Extensions of Remarks - June 24, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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  HONORING CHRISTOPHER BORDON, EDDIE JEAN PULLUM, MARK FRYE, AND SEAN 
              GALLAGHER FOR BEING AWARDED THE VALOR AWARD

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                          HON. RICHARD HUDSON

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, June 24, 2019

  Mr. HUDSON. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize Captain 
Christopher Bordon, Master Firefighter Eddie Jean Pullum, and 
firefighters Mark Frye and Sean Gallagher as recipients of the Public 
Safety Valor Award.
  The Valor Award is a prestigious honor presented to men and women of 
the greater Fayetteville region who perform acts of heroism under 
extreme risk. Proudly serving the Fayetteville Fire Department, Captain 
Christopher Bordon, Master Firefighter Eddie Jean Pullum, and 
firefighters Mark Frye and Sean Gallagher

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went above the normal call of duty in January 2019.
  After responding to reports of a fire inside the home of a woman 
suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the four of them searched her 1,700 
square foot home, extinguished the fire, moved the victim to safety, 
and provided her with medical assistance. Remarkably, they accomplished 
this in only 5 minutes and 25 seconds. As firefighters Mark Frye and 
Sean Gallagher initiated a rapid primary search to find the victim with 
zero visibility, Captain Christopher Bordon and Master Firefighter 
Eddie Jean Pullum coordinated a fire attack made in order to provide 
the best chance of survival for the victim.
  This incredible display of teamwork and heroism is a credit to them, 
their families, and the Fayetteville Fire Department. I know I speak 
for everyone in our community when I say we are truly grateful for 
their unwavering service and cannot thank them enough.
  Captain Christopher Bordon, Master Firefighter Eddie Jean Pullum, and 
firefighters Mark Frye and Sean Gallagher are deserving of this honor 
and I would like to offer my sincerest appreciation and wish them 
success as they continue to protect our communities.
  Madam Speaker, please join me today in celebrating Captain 
Christopher Bordon, Master Firefighter Eddie Jean Pullum, and 
firefighters Mark Frye and Sean Gallagher on receiving the Public 
Safety Valor Award.

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