TRIBUTE TO MIKE AND KATHY RICE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(Senate - April 29, 2019)

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                     TRIBUTE TO MIKE AND KATHY RICE

 Ms. HASSAN. Mr. President, today I would like to recognize the 
impressive work of two Granite Staters, CSM (Retired) Michael Rice and 
Kathy Rice.
  Throughout his service in the New Hampshire National Guard, Mike and 
his wife Kathy worked to ensure that servicemembers and their families 
were well supported. Mike and Kathy were strong advocates for the men 
and women of the New Hampshire National Guard, championing training and 
support for the well-being of the soldiers and airmen and women. Their 
knowledge of the military and the systems available to assist troops 
and their families was an invaluable resource many relied on.
  Following Mike's retirement in 2006, Mike and Kathy have continued 
their service through countless volunteer endeavors, particularly in 
helping veterans find employment. They worked as part of the employer 
support to the Guard and Reserve and as transition assistance advisers, 
dedicating their time and ensuring that our veterans have the resources 
they need to succeed. They have also earned State and national 
recognition for their work, including receiving the Association of the 
United States Army's Mary G. Roebling Award for Distinguished Service.
  Mike and Kathy attend every deployment and redeployment ceremony and 
work tirelessly to provide baked goods, information for troops and 
their families, and help to ensure that veterans receive the services 
they have earned.
  I thank Mike and Kathy for their service to veterans, military 
families, and our country. Their selfless hard work honors those 
Granite Staters who fought for the cause of freedom and for the 
protection of our democracy and has truly made a difference in the 
lives of so many.
  I hope you will join me in honoring dedicated Granite Staters Mike 
and Kathy Rice.