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Congressman Roger Marshall

Representing the 1st District of Kansas

Marshall recognizes 1st Infantry Division's 100th Anniversary on House Floor

June 8, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., spoke on the House floor today to recognize the Army's 1st Infantry Division's 100th Anniversary.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdYLtX3D05o&feature=youtu.be 

TRANSCRIPT:

I rise today in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, or what we know her as: the “Big Red One."

From her heroic start, the 1st Infantry Division has played a vital role in our nation’s history, serving in almost every American war since 1917. Today, the Big Red One has over 5,000 soldiers deployed worldwide, and an additional 10,000 soldiers in my district at Fort Riley. They all are preparing to support all those on-going operations.  

Since 1917, more than 13,000 soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We honor those who have worn the patch of the Big Red One, and those that do so today. I could not be more proud of our troops at Fort Riley, and I am honored to represent them. And may I say to all of them, thanks for your service.