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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: Dr. Stephanie Abramoske-James served in the United States Army from 1986 to 2007. She joined the Military Police Corp in 1986 where her first assignment was in Fort Hood, Texas, and was later deployed to Honduras. In 1990, she joined the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, where she protected three Secretaries of Defense and investigated, processed, and supervised thousands of criminal investigations. In 2003, she deployed to Iraq as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Forensic Science Officer to gather evidence against Saddam Hussein for the offense of genocide. In her 21 years of distinguished service to the U.S. Army, Dr. Abramoske-James has received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, and numerous other decorations.

    As a resident of Plano, Texas, Dr. Abramoske-James continues to be an active servant to her local community. She created an ongoing CSI summer camp to mentor high school students interested in forensic science. She has been a volunteer consultant with the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, and is currently working on mentoring programs for at- risk youth in Plano ISD. She is also one of three faculty advisors to the Student Veterans of America at Collin College. Her vast knowledge, remarkable experiences, dedication to justice, as well as her commitment to her students makes her a superb educator and a role-model for all.

    Dr. Stephanie Abramoske-James, 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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