Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Father's Pride

This post has nothing to do with Texas politics and government, but I am exercising personal privilege as a proud parent (Pat, my wife and his mother, is also equally proud, but it's not her blog) of a son who received an award from Attorney General Eric Holder recently. The press release is at the DOJ Web site: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/November/13-ag-1257.html

Here's the important paragraph with my son's name in boldface:
  • Another team receiving the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S. National Security is a team that investigated and prosecuted Khalid Ali Aldawsari, who attempted to construct a powerful improvised explosive device to target high profile locations, including the residence of a former President of the United States.  With extensive coordination and technical expertise, Aldawsari was convicted after a jury trial and sentenced to life in prison for his actions.
  • From the Counterterrorism Section of the NSD, recipients include: David P. Cora, Trial Attorney, and Pamela J. Hall, Legal Administrative Specialist.  From the Office of Intelligence of the NSD, recipients include: Robert J. Lloyd, Supervisory Attorney-Advisor, and Charles E. Luftig, Attorney-Advisor.  From the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas, recipients include: Linda C. Groves and Denise Williams, Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorneys; Jeffrey R. Haag and Matthew Kacsmaryk, Assistant U.S. Attorneys; and Clyde Richard Baker, Assistant U.S. Attorney (retired).  From the Dallas Field Office of the FBI, recipients include: Kevin L. Gentry, Kathryn A. Hughes, Michael N. Orndorff and Loretta Smitherman, Special Agents.  From the Laboratory Division of the FBI, recipients include: W. Mark Whitworth, Supervisory Special Agent, and Robert F. Mothershead II, Supervisory Chemist.  From the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, recipients include: R. David Collins, Unit Chief, and Michael Bonsiewich, Intelligence Analyst.  From the Office of the General Counsel of the FBI, recipients include: Sunjeet Singh Randhawa, General Attorney.
A father's pride takes precedence over germaneness every time!

No comments:

Post a Comment