A Tribute to Lt. Colonel Travis Acheson in the First Session of the 114Th Congressby Representative David Young
Posted on 2015-02-10
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Mr. YOUNG of Iowa. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Lt. Colonel
Travis Acheson upon being promoted to the rank of Colonel. He has
dedicated his life to his country and I am proud to recognize his
service and accomplishments today.
After graduating from Valley High School in Des Moines, Colonel Acheson attended the University of Iowa with a degree in Economics. He was commissioned shortly after through the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science. He's served as Commander of the 124th Fighter Squadron at the Iowa Air National Guard in Des Moines. He has over 2,300 flying hours and flown missions in Iraq and Afghanistan for the operations Provide Comfort, Northern Watch, Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
[[Page E193]] Throughout his life Colonel Acheson has displayed enormous courage, resolve, and selflessness in his service. He's dedicated his life to our country and we cannot thank him enough for the sacrifices he's made.
Colonel Acheson is an Iowan who we can all be proud of. We must never forget those who have answered the call to serve this nation and the cause of freedom. Iowans like him are the reason we can all sleep soundly at night and enjoy the freedoms we cherish so much.
It's with great honour I recognize Colonel Acheson and his family today. I know that my colleagues in the House join me in honoring his accomplishments. I thank him for his service and wish him and his family all the best moving forward.