Honoring Brigadier General Herbert Jack Lloydby Representative Bruce Westerman
Posted on 2015-12-16
WESTERMAN asked and was given permission to address the House
for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. WESTERMAN. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor an American patriot
and hero. On December 10, 2015, Brigadier General Herbert Jack Lloyd
was called home to be with his Savior, away from the war and strife he
knew most all of his adult life.
General Lloyd served 35 years in the United States Army, moving from private to brigadier general, commanding at entry level from squad leader to assistant division commander. On July 16, 2014, General Lloyd was inducted into the Army Ranger Hall of Fame. Brigadier General Lloyd has received numerous decorations throughout his service, including three combat jumps with the 6th Vietnamese Parachute Battalion, two Silver Stars, seven Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts.
Mr. Speaker, though I could expound on the godly, courageous, and patriotic life lived by General Lloyd, I will simply read a sentence from the General's obituary that he wrote himself: ``If there is nothing worth dying for--in this sense--there is nothing worth living for.'' I believe this speaks directly to who General Lloyd was as a man. He lived his life in complete service to God, country, and family.
I offer my most heartfelt condolences to his son, Mark; daughter-in- law, Beth; and his grandchildren, Hannah and Matthew. May the general's example and memories continue to live on in Hope, Arkansas, and around the world.