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  • Harold Eatman

    by Representative Robert Pittenger

    Posted on 2015-02-04

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    PITTENGER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. PITTENGER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Harold Eatman of Matthews, North Carolina, who is a 99-year-young brave patriot who volunteered for the 82nd Airborne at the start of World War II because he wanted a tough assignment.

    Mr. Eatman is one of the few paratroopers to make all four World War II jumps--into Sicily, Italy, Holland, and Normandy. For his bravery in helping to liberate France from Nazi brutality, the French Government on Tuesday awarded Mr. Eatman the prestigious Legion of Honor medal, an award created by Napoleon.

    Mr. Eatman's dedication extends beyond the battlefield. Following his discharge after World War II, he volunteered for another year's Active Duty to help escort the bodies of fallen soldiers as they were returned home.

    Please join me in thanking Harold Eatman for his bravery and sacrifice in fighting for freedom--an exemplary example of the Greatest Generation.


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