Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Veterans' Day Special Salute

Kenneth Stepp salutes all of the brave men and women who have died in defense of the United States during our many wars and conflicts. Kenneth Stepp gives a special salute to those sons of the Kentucky Fifth District of the U.S. House who bravely sacrificed their lives and died in the U.S.-led operations in Iraq, including Cpl. Gary B. Coleman, 24, Pikeville, Army, died Nov. 21, 2003; Sgt. 1st Class James T. Hoffman, 41, Whitesburg, Army, died Jan. 27, 2004; PFC Joshua K. Titcomb, 20, Somerset, Army, Died Sept. 29, 2004; Sgt. Joseph M. Tackett, 22, Whitehouse, Army,died June 23, 2005; Sgt. 1st Class Lance Cornett, 33, London, Army, Died Feb. 3, 2006 [source: Lexington Herald-Leader]. I also have a special salute to my personal friends who were killed in the Viet Nam War: Barry Alexander, Sam McDowell, and Jerry Plunkett. "Greater love hath no man, than he lay down his life for his friends."

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