L/CPL Robert John Slattery |
Marine Corps League
Detachment #206, Whippany, New Jersey
Caption for photo: Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) was recently presented with the Semper Fidelis Award by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. The honor was bestowed by the Secretary of Homeland Security, General John Kelly (USMC, ret) Lieutenant General George Trautman (USMC, ret), the Chairman of the Foundation and Ms. Margaret Davis, President and CEO of the Foundation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) has been honored with the Semper Fidelis award by the United States Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. He was presented the award by the Secretary of Homeland Security, GEN John Kelley (USMC ret.) at a gala dinner in Washington.
“As an Army draftee many years ago, I have always been awed by the Marine Corps’ fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor,” Frelinghuysen told the audience. “All of us can do no better than to try to live up to your core values of integrity, courage and commitment. For in a world awash in change and emerging threats, Americans need to have confidence in the everlasting character of our Marines. And we do!”
He was presented the award by the Secretary of Homeland Security, GEN John Kelley (USMC ret.).
“I am truly honored to receive the Semper Fidelis Award from the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Supporting our Marines and their families —past and present—has been, and will remain, a number one priority for me.”
Frelinghuysen serves as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. He previously served as Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense and with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
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