This week was the final week for committee meetings in the House and the Senate. I had productive meetings in the Government Efficiency Committee, County and Municipal Government Committee, and Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.
I was honored to introduce the Veteran of the Week on Monday: LTC James L. Thompson. He joined the 42nd Infantry Division at Camp Gruber in 1943, and he participated in individual, basic, unit, and organizational training and deployed with the division to France in 1944. He joined the 25th Infantry Division as a non-commissioned officer in 1950 during the very early days of the Korean War and was awarded battlefield commission to 2nd Lieutenant in June 1951. He deployed with the 1st Infantry Division as a major in 1955 to Vietnam and retired at Ft. Sill as a lieutenant colonel in 1968.
On Tuesday, the legislature convened for the fourth joint session to honor and recognize Oklahomans who serve in the National Guard. This was a tremendous event that inspired all of us in attendance. Also on Tuesday, several students from Cameron University were at the Capitol for the 2019 Oklahoma Promise Day. This is a critical program that helps many students pay for their college education.
It was great to be back in Lawton on Friday to attend the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Legislature luncheon. The Southwest Oklahoma delegation answered many thoughtful questions about what’s going on in the legislature. I enjoyed speaking with many Lawtonians about the progress we’re making together to move Oklahoma forward.
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