[Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E198]
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                      HONORING WILLIAM A. RYAN IV


                            HON. SAM GRAVES

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize 
William A. Ryan IV. Will is a very special young man who has 
exemplified the finest qualities of citizenship and leadership by 
taking an active part in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 444, and 
earning the most prestigious award of Eagle Scout.
   Will has been very active with his troop, participating in many 
scout activities. Over the many years Will has been involved with 
scouting, he has not only earned numerous merit badges, but also the 
respect of his family, peers, and community. Most notably, Will has 
contributed to his community through his Eagle Scout project. Will 
organized and completely renovated the Girl Scouts storage facility at 
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Additionally, I am proud to say Will has been 
accepted into the United States Military Academy Class of 2018. I am 
sure he will serve his country with the same dedication as fellow north 
Missourians and West Point graduates, Generals John J. Pershing and 
Omar Bradley.
   Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in commending William A. 
Ryan IV for his accomplishments with the Boy Scouts of America and for 
his efforts put forth in achieving the highest distinction of Eagle