U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) today issued this statement following his learning of the positive identification of the remains of United States Navy Captain Michael Scott Speicher. Captain Speicher was shot down over Iraq during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
"Kitty and I send our thoughts and prayers to Captain Michael Scott Speicher's family as they prepare to bring their loved one home. Captain Speicher was a beloved husband and father. We join with his family and the entire Navy community as they honor the sacrifice Captain Speicher made for his country."