THE HONORABLE ANDRÉ CARSON
FLOOR REMARKS HONORING THE LIFE OF SENIOR AIRMAN ASHTON GOODMAN
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor a fallen hero who was laid to rest in my district earlier this month.
Senior Airman Asthon Goodman was killed by a roadside bomb in
Her ultimate sacrifice is a stark reminder of the human cost of war.
However, it is her life that should serve as the shining example of American achievement in
While tasked with protecting vital reconstruction teams, she also worked to win over the hearts and minds of the Afghan people.
She regularly mentored Afghan women, providing the tools they needed to stand up against oppression and violence.
Because of Ashton, many women are now combating the economic and social conditions that breed terrorism.
I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring Senior Airman Ashton Goodman.
Through her support of Afghan women and her sacrifice for the American people, she has represented the best our nation has to offer.
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