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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Honors Marine Corps Corporal Wesley A. Rodd on House Floor

Washington, September 16, 2020 | Rocio Cruz

(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) spoke on the House floor to honor Marine Corps Corporal Wesley A. Rodd, who was killed during a training accident off the coast of Southern California on July 30, 2020 and was laid to rest last Saturday.  Corporal Rodd was a resident of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District who served in the Marine Corps as a rifleman with Bravo Company Battalion Landing Team.

Congresswoman Fletcher’s remarks as delivered can be found below.

I rise today to honor United States Marine Corps Corporal Wesley Alexander Rodd, who was killed during a training accident off the coast of southern California on July 30th of this year, and was just laid to rest last Saturday.  

Born in Houston, he was a resident of Cypress for 17 years.  

Just, four months ago, he became a father.  

After graduating from Cy-Fair High School in 2016, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and he served as a rifleman with the Bravo company.  

We are grateful to him for his service to our country, for his dedication, for his sacrifice.

And it is fitting that we, the people he defended, honor him today on the floor of this House – in this chamber.  

And as we do so, we honor the loss and the grief and the sacrifice of his wife, Jamie, his four-month-old son, Ezra, and his mother, Valerie, all of his family, his friends, and his fellow marines.  All Americans are forever in their debt, and you will be forever in our hearts.   

Thank you, Mr. Speaker; I yield back.