Congratulating Sergeant George for His Purple Heartby Representative Eric Swalwell
Posted on 2013-03-12
SWALWELL of California asked and was given permission to address
the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. SWALWELL of California. Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this
opportunity to recognize the sacrifice and selfless service of Marine
Sergeant Zachary George, who was born and raised in San Ramon,
California. He and I even went to the same elementary school.
Sergeant George was wounded in Afghanistan on February 4 while honorably serving on his third tour of duty abroad. Last Tuesday, March 5, President Obama awarded Sergeant George the Purple Heart for his heroic efforts.
Last week, I had the honor of meeting Sergeant George at Walter Reed National Medical Center. His perseverance and positive outlook inspired me and should serve as an example to us all.
I thank Sergeant George for his brave actions, and I congratulate him on the prestigious achievement of a Purple Heart. His courage in combat and his honor to our country, our community, and the 15th District should forever be remembered.
Sergeant George exemplifies the Marine Corps' values of honor, courage, and commitment every day. His selfless service reminds us that, as a Nation, we must pledge that when our troops return home we leave no servicemember behind.
Along with Sergeant George's fellow marines and servicemembers, I sincerely thank Sergeant George's family for their sacrifice and service to our country. I wish Sergeant George a speedy recovery in North Carolina, where he resides with his wife and infant daughter.