[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 116 (Tuesday, July 11, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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HONORING FIRST LIEUTENANT JOHN J. DALY
HON. TOM RICE
of south carolina
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Mr. RICE of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor one of
our nation's heroes, First Lieutenant John J. Daly. Lieutenant Daly was
an All-American in the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II and
commanded a parachute company in the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
On June 6, 1944 Lieutenant Daly and his comrades landed behind enemy
lines in Normandy, France, and secured multiple bridges of supply for
the German beachfront embankment.
One month later on July 4, 1944, Lieutenant Daly gave his life
attempting to take Hill 95 in Normandy. The sacrifice of Lieutenant
Daly and so many others helped make our country what it is today.
Because of their sacrifice, we are an independent nation that remains
the strongest beacon of freedom, hope, and prosperity in the world.
We owe a great debt to these members of the Greatest Generation and
honor their sacrifice, for without which life as we know it would not
exist. May God bless the fallen soldiers, veterans, and those who
currently serve, and May God bless the United States of America.