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  • Honoring the Life of Horace Narvel Brooks

    by Representative Kenny Marchant

    Posted on 2013-02-28

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    MARCHANT of texas in the house of representatives Thursday, February 28, 2013 Mr. MARCHANT. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of Horace ``Chief'' Narvel Brooks. I ask my colleagues to join me in celebrating the good and long life of Mr. Brooks, who passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013.

    Horace joined the United States Navy at the age of 17 and served in both World War II and the Korean War. Horace, having faithfully served, retired from the military as a Chief Gunner's Mate. Horace far exceeded his duty in serving both his country, family and the 24th District of Texas. Each year around Veterans Day, Horace would share stories of his military duties with high school students, imparting wisdom and firsthand experiences.

    Mr. Speaker, Horace ``Chief'' Brooks was a great father and family man, and a true American patriot. I ask all my distinguished colleagues to join me in celebrating his life, and honoring the many people whose lives are better for having crossed his path.


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