RECOGNIZING JAMES W. OXFORD, NATIONAL COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, FOR HIS DECADES OF SERVICE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 199
(Extensions of Remarks - December 12, 2019)

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RECOGNIZING JAMES W. OXFORD, NATIONAL COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, 
                       FOR HIS DECADES OF SERVICE

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                           HON. HARLEY ROUDA

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, December 12, 2019

  Mr. ROUDA. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize James W. ``Bill'' 
Oxford, the National Commander of the American Legion, for his service 
to our nation and his dedication to the American Legion.
  Mr. Oxford served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, was 
discharged as a sergeant in 1970, and later joined the North Carolina 
National Guard. He ultimately retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a 
colonel after more than 34 years of military service.
  Mr. Oxford, a Legionnaire since 1986, was elected National Commander 
of the American Legion on August 29, 2019, during the American Legion's 
101st National Convention.
  Orange County is thrilled to welcome Mr. Oxford as he visits our 
beloved American Legion Post 291, which has been a fixture in the 
Newport Beach community for nearly 100 years.
  I urge all members to join me in recognizing Mr. Oxford for his work 
on behalf of American veterans and legionnaires across the United 
States.

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