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[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 9 (Tuesday, January 16, 2018)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E49]
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                            HON. BILLY LONG

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mr. LONG. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Captain Aaron J. Eidem of Webb City, Missouri, for his service to this nation and his heroic act of selflessness.

Captain Eidem was an active duty member of the U.S. Army for 20 years, serving as a military police officer and instructor. Having been deployed three times, Captain Eidem earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his valiant efforts on the battlefield. Since 2014, Captain Eidem was an adjunct professor of military science at Missouri State University Army ROTC and was highly respected by students and faculty alike.

Driving home one evening, Captain Eidem witnessed an accident that left a disabled vehicle dangerously protruding into the passing lane along a busy stretch of I-44. Being the man of service that he was, Captain Eidem pulled over to assist the individuals in the vehicle. As Captain Eidem returned to his vehicle and attempted to lead the individuals to safety, a tractor-trailer struck his vehicle, making this his final selfless deed.

I am honored that Captain Eidem resided in my district, and am proud to have represented such an unparalleled person. His service to this nation and to his fellow countrymen will not be forgotten. ____________________


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