Miller-Meeks Recognizes Muscatine’s Joshua Gaeta

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On Tuesday, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to recognize Muscatine’s Joshua Gaeta.

To watch Miller-Meeks’ speech, click HERE, and read her remarks as prepared for delivery below:


Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a military servicemember from my district for his historic actions that saved over thirty lives.

Earlier this year, Joshua Gaeta of Muscatine, and his Coast Guard crew were successful in a daring search and rescue operation involving thirty-one fishermen stranded on a ship that caught fire 200 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.

Facing winds of over fifty miles per hour, waves thirty feet high, and freezing cold temperatures, our Coast Guard, with Gaeta on-board, bravely flew their helicopters to the scene and were able to save all thirty-one crew members.

I want to thank Mr. Gaeta and all our servicemembers for all that they do to keep our country safe.

Thank you, I yield back the balance of my time.


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