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always the first to volunteer for any special project in the Squadron. In memory of these 14 heroes I would like to dedicate the following poem by John Gil lespie Magee, Jr. which is titled High Flight: Oh, I have slipped the surly Bonds of earth And danced the skies on Laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and Joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds And done a hundred things You have not dreamed of Wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there, I’ve chased the Shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through Footless halls of air. Up, up the long, delirious, Burning blue, I’ve topped the windswept Heights with easy grace Where never lark, or even Eagle flew And, while with silent. Lifting mind I’ve trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched The face of God. On behalf of all the men and< women on the 16th Special Operations Squadron, who share in your grief, I remind you that you are not alonewe and a grateful Nation. pray with you and for you. The words of Lt. Col. Dann Kegel. In closing, I say to the loved ones of these brave menyou can be proud. The crew of Spirit of 03 paid the supreme sacrifice for a causethat is the cause of freedom. They were heroes who gave their all for our great Nation. We remember and pay tribute to all of them for this sacrifice. America continues as a strong nation because of their service. 1800 KISSINGER ASSOCIATES, BNL, AND IRAQ The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Texas [Mr. GONZALEZ] is recognized for 60 minutes. Mr. GONZALEZ. Mr. Speaker, during a special order last week, I revealed that Henry Kissinger was a paid member of the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Consulting Board for International Policy. Mr. Kissinger held this position during the height of the biggest banking scandal in United States history$4 billion in unreported loans to Iraq by the Atlanta branch of BNL. This week I will reveal some new information regarding Mr. Kissinger and his relationship with BNL. I will also include in the RECORD a detailed list of Mr. Brent Scowcroft's stock holdings. MORE ON KISSINGER AND BNL In order to learn more about Mr. Kissinger's role at BNL, committee investigators contacted an attorney representing BNL in the United States and asked him to contact BNL in Rome. The BNL employee in Rome told BNL's attorney the following: 2762 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD HOUSE May 2, 1991 of the Kuwait border. They knew heavy Triple A was in the area and they also knew the Frog missile was capable of delivering chemical munitions on our Marines. Despite the known risks, Spirit 03 elected to engage and destroy this major threat to our Marines, They were where they were supposed to bethey knew that they had to do and nobody could support our ground forces when they were in trouble better than they could. Today we remember these heroes. Today is also the beginning of the healing process for the Wing and the Squadron and the families. The Wing and the Squadron will heal quickly since we know we will be called on again soon to defend freedom. We only pray that healing process for our families will be a quick one. These were the words of Colonel Gray. The following comments were made by Lt. Col. Donn P. Kegel, commander of the 16th Special Operations Squadron: As I flew back to the States on Saturday, I wondered what I could say or do to lessen the pain many of you have today. I realized, however, that there was no way I could take away the hurt and loss you as family and friends would suffer. I do hope today's ceremony can bring some comfortsome consolation into your lives. A soldier always looks for peaceful solutions before any hostilities begin. When the time comes, however, a commander's duty is to order men into battle. As commanders, we also eulogize these same men when they do not return. The heroes of Spirit 03 were good men and good soldiers. Their actions speak of the very finest qualities in men: loyalty, courage, and devotion to duty. When called to fight, they did so willingly, I could even say eagerly, with the knowledge that their cause was just. They were selflessly serving the cause of peace and freedom in a historic and unprecedented United Nation's effort. They fought for freedom and fulfilled their duty with what Abraham Lincoln called, "The last full measure of devotion." They were what good men aspire to be. Our memory of them will forever be that of men who stepped to the frontwho answered the call of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice. Major Paul Weaver, the pilot, was dedicated to the Air Force mission. He was a quiet fellow, with determination in his heart to always do the best for his Countryhis unit. The Air Force was not a job to Paul, It was his life, his call to duty. First Lieutenant Cliff Bland, the copilot. I remember my first acquaintance with Cliff as Vice at last year's dining in. A witty fellow with a sparkling smile, he made people happy. As many members of the Squadron, he wanted to fly at every opportunity. You didn't put this guy behind a desk and not hear about. it. Staff Sergeant Damon Kanuha, the Flight Engineer. A very pleasant, energetic, can-do personalways a polite man. He kept the hub of Squadron operations moving working at the mission control centergive him a task and it would be done. He was professional in every aspect. Captain William Grimm, the Navigator, was a man of few words. I can remember first meeting him, when he made It very clear that he was William and not Bill. He spoke with authority and was respected in the Squadron for his airmanship ability. Captain Art Galvan, the Fire Control Officer, one of the Squadron's key planners in setting up operations. A former combat control team member, he understood the ground commander's problem in war, He was instrumental in training people on how to effectively use the gunship's capability in wartime as a member of the Wing's OFFOR team. Captain Dixon Walters, the Electronic Warfare Officer. A determined officer with tenacity. He left civilian life to find increased challenges in the Air Force. He spent many long hours as an executive officer to make formal functions such as retirements, a first class event. Always studying the capability of the enemy, he was smart at applying his technical knowledge to the electronic combat surroundings. Senior Master Sergeant Paul Buege, the Television Operation, with ten years experience' in the gunships. Paul was the First Sergeant when I first met him--always concerned for his people and willing to take on the extra tough jobs. He was always thorough in his duties and dedicated to the Air Force way of life. Staff Sergeant John Blessinger, the Infrared Sensor Operator. He was a conscientious fellow always looking for the extra things to be done in the Squadron. He wanted the best for this section and the guys he worked with daily. He worked hard at self improvement in his professional flying duties. He was very. very good and always strove to be the best. Staff Sergeant Mark Schmauss was the Illuminator Operator on Spirit 03. He was an outstanding airman very dedicated to his job, his fellow aircrew members, and friends. Whenever there was a job to be done he was always ready and willing to volunteer to ensure success of the mission. A former crew chief working on gunships, he had several interviews with former commanders to come and fly gunships. He never gave up in his pursuit of flyinghe was always volunteering for any mission. The next five men .were =a Gunner Team. Our gunner teams are strong and Technical Sergeant Bob Hadges was one of the best lead and instructor gunners in the Squadron. He was very active in Squadron and section sports programs. He'll be remembered as the one guy to establish a gunner section basketball league to,unify gun crews. Master Sergeant Jim May was our best flight chief in our gunner section. He was a lead and instructor gunner with extensive knowledge of the gunship weapons and related systems. He always had a smile on his face and a friendly, hello with an easygoing manner and close interpersonal relationships with his subordinates and supervisors. A true leader among NCOsactive in the Unit's Top 3 Council. Staff Sergeant John Oelschlager was truly an all American winner in the Americanism Award while attending the NCO Leadership School. I relied on his expertise in our reports section and could always count on a flawless product. He was a stickler for detail no matter how small the task as was evident in our Squadron's revised program which improved accountability of tools used on the airplanes. Staff Sergeant Tim Harrison one of the few staff sergeants upgraded for Instructor Duty. He was best known for his outgoing personality. Tim was a good solid performer and as one of our supply sergeants always kept the books balanced and critical sup plies on hand. He loved to fly and volunteered to be included in any mission at any TDY location. Sergeant Barry Clark was a solid team player always willing to help the Squadron accomplish its mission. He worked long hours in supporting me and former commanders in the awards and decorations program. His words on many award packages benefit many people sitting here today. Barry was active in sports programs and 16 JULY 4, 1992