December 9, 2003 - Issue: Vol. 149, No. 176 — Daily Edition108th Congress (2003 - 2004) - 1st Session
TRIBUTE TO SGT. LaVON C. HOVE
(Extensions of Remarks - December 09, 2003)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E2510] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] TRIBUTE TO SGT. LaVON C. HOVE ______ HON. GINNY BROWN-WAITE of florida in the house of representatives Monday, December 8, 2003 Ms. GINNY BROWN-WAITE of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Sgt. LaVon C. Hove, a Korean war veteran from Brooksville, FL, in my fifth congressional district. This Veterans Day, I will have the pleasure of recognizing Sgt. LaVon Hove for his heroism and bravery as a United States soldier who fought in the Korean war from January 16, 1951 to August 1952. This conflict enlisted the services of 6.8 million American men and women between 1950 and 1955. On January 16, 1951 in Chorwon, Korea, Sgt. Hove was wounded in both legs and feet by shell fragments from a nearby explosion. I will soon present Sgt. Hove with the Purple Heart, the oldest military decoration in the world, 50 years overdue. Though he earned this honor, he never received it from the Defense Department and I am honored to have the opportunity to present to him the Purple Heart for his selfless devotion to duty and service to the United States. ____________________