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Floor Statement Introducing Ft. Meade Chaplain to Washington

Jun 27, 2013
Floor Statement
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Mr. Speaker, I am proud to introduce and welcome to Washington U.S. Army Chaplain Angel Berrios, who is currently stationed at Fort Meade, located in the Second Congressional District of Maryland.
Chaplain Berrios, a captain in the U.S. Army, has been an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God for 24 years. For nearly two decades, he served as a full-time evangelist ministering in 47 countries and 47 states. 
Chaplain Berrios then joined the Army and was assigned to the Third Squadron of the Third Armored Calvary Regiment at Fort Hood. 
He was deployed to southern Iraq during Operation New Dawn and provided a church in the desert for 850 fellow American soldiers.  In addition to regular services and Bible Study, Chaplain Berrios counseled soldiers struggling with day-to-day life in a war zone.  
His ministry earned him a Bronze Star. 
His father, a Vietnam veteran, also served in the Army for 20 years.
We welcome Chaplain Berrios and his guests today. I wish to thank him for his many years of service to his community and his country. 
I am honored to call Chaplain Berrios a constituent and I offer thanks on behalf of this entire body for his delivery of the opening prayer today.