[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 116 (Tuesday, July 11, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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HON. DONALD NORCROSS
of new jersey
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Mr. NORCROSS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and legacy
of the late Ed McBride, a United States Navy World War II veteran who
proudly served our nation aboard the USS Martin and the USS Athene.
After his service to our country, Mr. McBride became a self-employed
contractor for 45 years and worked at the former New York Shipyard in
Camden, New Jersey and Sun Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Mr. McBride's commitment to our nation and community continued long
after his active duty service in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. McBride was also a life member of the Berlin, New Jersey Veterans
of Foreign Wars and a member of American Legion Post 311 in Atco, New
Mr. McBride served his community for 22 years as a member of the
Camden County Fire Police, was a life member of the Tansboro Fire
Company, held the post of civil defense director for the Township of
Winslow, and was past president and member of the Berlin, New Jersey
In addition to his volunteer endeavors, Ed McBride enjoyed a number
of hobbies and activities including: cabinetry, camping, golfing and
Mr. Speaker, Ed McBride was an exemplary citizen with a devotion to
public service, commitment, and hard work. I invite you to join me in
honoring the memory of this great man.