March 29, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 55 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
HONORING MR. SMITH OF LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 55
(Extensions of Remarks - March 29, 2019)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E370] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING MR. SMITH OF LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA _____ HON. DANIEL MEUSER of pennsylvania in the house of representatives Friday, March 29, 2019 Mr. MEUSER. Madam Speaker, it is with great respect and admiration that I rise today to recognize the brave service of World War II U.S. Army Veteran Henry W. Smith of Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He is the esteemed recipient of the rank of Knight in the order of the Legion of Honour. Established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, the Legion of Honour is the highest French order of merit for military or civilian service. This award is reserved for those extraordinary individuals around the world who have made outstanding achievements and have dedicated themselves to defending the principles of liberty and equality. In the case of Mr. Smith, through his courage and conviction, he went above and beyond his call to serve during the Second World War. Mr. Smith bravely fought on the shores of Normandy, even surviving a boat crash and supporting our frontline efforts. He also participated in campaigns in Germany, Belgium, Holland and the Ardennes. He has received various military awards and decorations, including five Bronze Stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and the Army Good Conduct Medal. By virtue of his service, Mr. Smith has made great contributions to the American story, defended democracy, and most importantly, preserved our freedom. On behalf of the constituents of Pennsylvania's Ninth Congressional District and the U.S. House of Representatives, I offer my most sincere and humble thanks to Mr. Smith for his service and sacrifice. ____________________