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Friday, June 02, 2006

Weldon to receive Semper Fidelis Award

Show your own support here. From the latest press release:

WASHINGTON (2 JUN) - In recognition of his distinguished service in support of the United States Marine Corps (USMC), U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.) will receive the Semper Fidelis Award during the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation's 20th Annual Scholarship Gala tomorrow night in Washington, D.C.

Congressman Weldon will join a long and distinguished list of Semper Fidelis award recipients, including Senator John Warner (R-Va.), former Secretary of the Navy and chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Congressman John Murtha (D-Pa.), a retired 37-year Marine combat veteran.

The Semper Fidelis Award is presented each year by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation to a Member of Congress who has historically been supportive of the United States military, and especially supportive of the USMC. The award is a Marine Corps Officer's sword and scabbard - an honor usually only bestowed upon a Marine Corps officer.

"The Marine Officer's sword is not given, it is earned," said Chris Randolph, president and CEO of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. "Congressman Weldon's long-term support and commitment to provide the men and women of the U.S. Marine Corps with the finest equipment, and his service as a tireless advocate for the needs of America's warfighter is well-known and greatly appreciated."