HONORING LANA McCANTS AS A VETERAN AND AS A PART OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 31
(Extensions of Remarks - February 14, 2020)

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HONORING LANA McCANTS AS A VETERAN AND AS A PART OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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                           HON. CHERI BUSTOS

                              of illinois

                    in the house of representatives

                       Friday, February 14, 2020

  Mrs. BUSTOS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize Lana McCants 
for her achievements in the United States Navy for Black History Month. 
Ms. McCants served from May of 1991 to January of 1997 and earned the 
rank of Operations Specialist Third Class.
  Operations Specialist Third Class McCants trained at the Orlando 
Naval Training Station and the Virginia Beach Naval Technical Training 
Facility. She was part of the crew of the USS Acadia, the Point Loma 
Naval Submarine Station, the USS David R. Ray, and Operation Desert 
Storm. I commend her for her service and honor her as a part of the 
Black History Month Program in Rockford called ``Capturing American 
History: The Unique Perspective of the African-American Female Service 
Member.'' I would like to thank Lana McCants for her service and 
recognize her for her experiences as an African American female 
servicemember. She has shown true commitment, leadership and 
determination throughout her time in the Navy.
  It is because of community leaders like Lana that I am especially 
proud to serve Illinois' 17th Congressional District. Madam Speaker, I 
would like to again formally honor Lana McCants for her service in the 
United States Navy.

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