[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 196 (Friday, December 1, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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RECOGNIZING LOICE TROTTER FOR THE MONTANA CONGRESSIONAL VETERAN
HON. GREG GIANFORTE
in the house of representatives
Friday, December 1, 2017
Mr. GIANFORTE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Loice “LA”
Trotter of Libby for the Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation for
his service to his country and leadership in his community.
Mr. Trotter joined the United States Army Air Corps at the outbreak
of World War II. He was captured by the Japanese during their invasion
of the Philippine Islands. During his 40-month captivity, Mr. Trotter
endured extreme malnutrition and abuse and witnessed many atrocities.
He was repatriated in 1945, shortly before the Japanese formally
Stateside, Mr. Trotter continued his service as a member of the VFW,
a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program, and a builder helping to
construct a church. At 99 years old, he remains extremely proud of his
I ask my colleagues to join me today in commending LA Trotter for his
dedication and service.