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Mr. BABIN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to thank a great man for his military service, Captain Kellie S. Byerly, USN (Ret). Cap-tain Byerly was born in Danville, Illinois on October 19, 1939. He began his pres-tigious twenty-seven year Naval career in Long Beach, California.

Captain Byerly served in numerous mana-gerial positions on the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-32) and as Chief Engineer of the USS Decatur (DDG-31). Captain By-lery later worked as a Professor of Naval Science at the State University of New York Maritime College. Captain Byerly held commands as: Executive Officer of the guided missile destroyers USS Hoel (DDG-13) and USS Robinson (DDG-12). He later served as Commodore of Task Force Sixty-Three in Naples, Italy. Cap-tain Byerly concluded his Naval career as Senior Inspector for the Propulsion Exam-ination Board in San Diego, California.
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He was hired by Stew-art and Stevenson, an independent power company based in Houston as Vice Presi-dent of Operations for the company’s western region. He later served with Gen-eral Electric as Vice President of Central American and Western United States re-gions. Captain Beverly concluded his ca-reer with the Calpine Corporation, as Vice President of Operations for the company’s Central Region.

Captain Byerly is married to Deborah L. Byerly who he met in Bremerton, Wash-ington while his ship, the USS Robinson (DDG-12) was undergoing an overhaul. After retiring from the Navy, Captain and Mrs. Byerly became residents of Nassau Bay, Texas in 1991 and have enjoyed be-ing part of the community ever since. Mrs. Byerly has worked for the NASA Johnson Space Center for over twenty years.

Mr. Speaker, I thank Captain Kellie Byerly for his many years selfless service to our great nation in the United States
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