Honoring Ltc William Antonby Representative Joseph J. Heck
Posted on 2013-02-13
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mr. HECK of Nevada. Mr. Speaker, I come to the floor today to
recognize the exemplary service and outstanding achievements of LTC
William Anton, a member of the Army Ranger Hall of Fame and a resident
of southern Nevada.
LTC Anton was recently awarded the prestigious Knowlton Award--an honor recognizing significant contributions in the field of Army intelligence--by our nation's Military Intelligence Corps.
After serving with distinction in Vietnam, service which earned him a 2009 induction [[Page E139]] into the Army Ranger Hall of Fame, Bill began a career in Army intelligence.
In 1979, while in command of an electronic warfare company, Bill developed a key intelligence-gathering tool that was still being used a decade later during Operation Desert Storm.
The details of the intelligence system Bill developed are still considered classified but rest assured it was an asset to our troops in battle and may have saved American lives as it gathered intelligence on our enemies.
The Knowlton Award was named after Revolutionary War hero LTC Thomas Knowlton of Connecticut who was commissioned by George Washington to raise a regiment to perform desperate and delicate intelligence services and LTC Bill Anton has exemplified this tradition with his service to our country.
I congratulate LTC Bill Anton on this well-deserved honor.