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TRIBUTE TO RAY REID
(House of Representatives - October 13, 2011)

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                          TRIBUTE TO RAY REID

  (Mr. WOMACK asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. WOMACK. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and legacy 
of Arkansas' ``fifth Congressman,'' Colonel (Retired) Raymond T. Reid, 
who passed away last weekend at the age of 90.
  Ray Reid had an amazing love for his country. At the outbreak of 
World War II, he left school to join the Army and over the ensuing 31 
years, faithfully served his Nation in uniform. His record of service 
placed him among our Nation's most unique: a veteran of World War II, 
Korea, and Vietnam.
  And, Madam Speaker, as if his distinguished military service was not 
enough, Ray Reid came to Capitol Hill and served a quarter-century on 
the staffs of John Paul Hammerschmidt, Tim Hutchinson, and Asa 
Hutchinson, where, upon his retirement, he earned the nickname of 
Arkansas' ``fifth Congressman.''
  Ray Reid was an institution. He enjoyed a long and adventurous life. 
Married to his sweetheart, Jean, for 51 years, he was the father of 
four, grandfather of six, and great-grandfather of two.
  I am honored to acknowledge the dedicated service of this great 
American hero.

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