[Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E194]
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                           HON. MARK MEADOWS

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  Mr. MEADOWS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Mr. Richard 
Robb on his 90th birthday, which he celebrated on January 19th, and to 
thank him for his tireless service to our nation.
   During World War II, Mr. Robb served in the U.S. Navy at Iwo Jima, 
Okinawa, and the Marshall Islands. He was a crew member on the USS 
Stockton, a destroyer that sunk the Japanese I-8 submarine which was 
responsible for numerous war crimes and atrocities.
   Following his military service, Mr. Robb continued to devote himself 
to defending the lives of others. He served 22 years as a sergeant and 
later a detective in the Sarasota Police Department in Sarasota, 
   Since moving to Western North Carolina, Mr. Robb and his wife, Cate, 
have been active participants in the Macon County Republican Party. 
They still attend every event and have served crucial roles in Election 
Day operations to serve the voters of the 11th District. In 2012, they 
received the ``Golden Elephant'' award for their exemplary lives of 
   Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the entire 11th District of North 
Carolina, I congratulate Mr. Robb on his milestone 90th birthday and 
thank him for his service to Western North Carolina and our nation.