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  • Announcing Recipients of the 2013 Congressional Veteran Commendation for the Third District of Texas

    by Representative Sam Johnson

    Posted on 2013-12-16

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    JOHNSON of texas in the house of representatives Monday, December 16, 2013 Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to honor fourteen distinguished military veterans, community servants, and American patriots who call the Third District of Texas home. All faithfully answered the call of duty and placed service above self for the sake of our great nation. Each one leaves a legacy to be remembered, for future generations to follow, a legacy of bravery, loyalty, dedication, and sacrifice. For their selfless service, bold leadership, and undying commitment for their neighbor and nation, the following individual has been selected as a recipient of the third annual Congressional Veteran Commendation: Kevin Haines served in the United States Army from 1989 to 1996. During his ten year military career, he served in the 89th Military Police Brigade, which supported in wartime and humanitarian services to numerous U.S. Army missions across the globe. For instance, he deployed to Iraq when the United States first invaded Kuwait in 1990 and approximately one year later, deployed to Cuba to help Haitian refugees. He also deployed to Somalia, and served at Fort Hood for several years. For his dedication and years of service, Mr. Haines was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Humanitarian Awards: Southwest Asia Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal.



    After Mr. Haines' military career honorably ended in 1996, he began his fire service career with the City of Temple Fire Rescue. He joined the Plano Fire Department in 1999 where he serves as a Paramedic Trainer and chairs the EMS Vision Committee. He received a Life-Saving Award in 2002 and was also awarded the Paramedic of the Year in 2007. Both in his military and civilian career, Mr. Haines has consistently demonstrated the highest level of service, putting his life on the line to protect our community, our businesses, and our homes.

    Kevin Haines, let me both thank and congratulate you on your exceptional service to our country and community both past and present. It is my pleasure to award you the 2013 Congressional Veteran Commendation for the Third District of Texas.

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