A picture of Representative Madeleine Z. Bordallo
Madeleine B.
Democrat GU 0

About Rep. Madeleine
  • Captain John E. Moran and Captain William Wylie Galt Armed Forces Reserve Center

    by Representative Madeleine Z. Bordallo

    Posted on 2016-04-18

    submit to reddit

    Read More about Captain John E. Moran and Captain William Wylie Galt Armed Forces Reserve Center

    BORDALLO. I yield myself such time as I may consume.



    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today in support of the Montana congressional delegation's legislation to rename the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Great Falls, Montana, to the Captain John E. Moran and Captain William Wylie Galt Armed Forces Reserve Center.

    Captain Moran and Captain Galt were both awarded the Medal of Honor, the Nation's highest honor, for their bravery in combat during the Philippine-American war and World War II, respectively.

    The recognition they earned through the sacrifices that they and their families made will be memorialized appropriately at the facility.

    As the Congresswoman representing Guam here in Congress, I have a special appreciation for the service of our men and our women in uniform and their families.

    Having welcomed the Marines in 1944 after 3 years of brutal Japanese occupation during World War II, our island has a history of service and one that demonstrates an understanding of our role in the American community.

    {time} 1645 Guam, like Montana, ranks in the top percentile for the servicemembers and veterans per capita, and our National Guard consistently maintains a force that is among the largest per capita in the Nation, a fact I am always proud to highlight.

    I commend Congressman Zinke and Senators Tester and Daines for their work in recognizing the contributions of two of Montana's own. I am pleased to support this bill and look forward to continuing to work to ensure that our brave servicemembers get the recognitions they deserve and have earned.

    Mr. Speaker, I have no further speakers. I encourage passage of this bill.

    I yield back the balance of my time.

  • submit to reddit
  • Register your constituent account to respond

    Constituent Register