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Congressman Bruce Westerman Celebrates Military Chaplains

July 29, 2015

Mr. Speaker, today marks the 240th birthday of the Military Chaplains Corps, which was originally founded by the Continental Congress.

I stand today to honor the men and women who serve the spiritual needs of those in uniform. The military chaplains who serve and have served bravely go with their fellow soldiers into combat theaters not to fight, but to fill the role of pastor, counselor, and listener for our armed services.

Military Chaplains are held in especially high regard within my own office, with Arkansas National Guard Captain David Witte serving as an Army Chaplain in addition to serving as my military affairs liaison and a field representative in the Fourth District of Arkansas.

I want to thank Captain Witte and all military chaplains, both current and past, for their service to their fellow soldiers and their service to our nation.

Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.