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  • Remembering Lieutenant Valerie Delaney

    by Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    Posted on 2013-03-13

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    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I want to express my deep condolences to the family of LT Valerie Delaney who was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 2009, whose life was cut short by jet crash in Washington State.

    Lieutenant Delaney graduated from the Naval Academy and was a wonderful young lady. She was not my appointment but appointed to the Academy by Congressman Elijah Cummings. She was a great naval officer who married 1 year ago. She had a promising life and a promising career ahead of her.

    To her family who resides in Howard County in the wonderful community of Ellicott City, I, Senator Cardin, and the other Senators wish to extend our heartfelt condolences.

    Valerie did everything well. She was popular with other officers and well regarded. When she sought nomination, she needed to take 1 year off for prep school, which she did. She was diligent, persistent and terrific.

    We deeply regret this tragic accident which occurred. I wanted to inform the Senate of this accident and let her family know we extend our sympathy.


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