TRIBUTE TO MINNESOTA NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 195
(House of Representatives - December 06, 2019)

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              TRIBUTE TO MINNESOTA NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS

  (Ms. McCOLLUM asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. McCOLLUM. Madam Speaker, it is with a heavy heart today that I 
rise to pay tribute to three brave soldiers from the Minnesota National 
Guard who lost their lives yesterday in a helicopter accident.
  To the families and friends who have lost loved ones, this is a 
terrible, terrible tragedy.
  Their loved ones answered the call to serve the Minnesota National 
Guard. Those who answer that call do so because they are committed to 
making our Nation safer and stronger. They defend our Nation abroad, 
and they serve their friends and family at home by digging us out of 
snowstorms and shielding us from rising floodwaters.
  We recognize that their loved ones were not just citizen soldiers; 
they were cherished members of their family.
  To the Minnesota National Guard who have lost a fellow servicemember, 
Governor Walz, the congressional delegation, the whole State of 
Minnesota, and our Nation stand with them at this time of great 
sadness.
  Madam Speaker, I ask my colleagues to keep these citizen soldiers and 
their families in our thoughts.

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