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]
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                           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 
  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