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Westerman Congratulates #ar4 Service Academy Students

June 10, 2016
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) delivered the following speech Friday (June 10), congratulating recent high school graduates from the Fourth Congressional District who will attend our military’s service academies in the Fall:

“Madame Speaker, I would like to extend  heartfelt congratulations to Benjamin Wiggins of El Dorado, Kimberly Monterosso of Camden, Parker Ross of Hot Springs, Nicholas Amerson of Pearcy, and Krisanna Reynolds of Smackover. These star students from the Fourth District of Arkansas will have the honor of attending the service academies this Fall. Benjamin, Kimberly, and Parker will be headed to West Point; Nicholas and Krisanna to the Air Force Academy.

“Arkansas has a history of academy alumni. These include General Douglas MacArthur – Supreme Allied Commander in the Pacific during World War II, and Brigadier General William O. Darby, leader of what would later become the Army Rangers. Their example is one of courage and excellence under any circumstances. With this rich tradition before them and through their own accomplishments, there’s no doubt these students will do their very best – bringing honor to themselves, their families, and their state. 

“I wish them well in their service careers and success in whatever they pursue.”