THANK YOU, STAFF SERGEANT CHRISTOPHER B. WILSON-HON. ERIC CANTOR (Extensions of Remarks - October 11, 2004)
HON. ERIC CANTOR
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2004
Mr. CANTOR. Mr. Speaker, on behalf of a grateful nation and the citizens of the Seventh District of the Commonwealth of Virginia, I would like to personally thank Staff Sergeant Christopher B. Wilson for his honorable service to the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
I celebrate his return from service abroad, and this country will forever be grateful for his leadership, unwavering dedication to the mission, and the bravery he demonstrated each day in the face of danger. Staff Sergeant Wilson, a proud member of the Virginia National Guard's 229th Military Police Company, returned home to his family and friends in April of 2004. He served two tours of duty defending our homeland and liberating the people of Iraq. He defended our nation's capital during Operation Noble Eagle. Again he answered our nation's call-to-arms, spending 14 months in the Middle East during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
We will never forget his service as he has set an enduring example for all Americans. His service is a perfect model for all men and women in uniform who wage the daily war on terror. His family and community, the American Military, and the United States of America should be proud of his service.
His actions are consistent with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America. Staff Sergeant Christopher B. Wilson, I again thank you for your selfless service and welcome you home.