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Congressman Pete King Speaks at Suffolk County American Legion Breakfast

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Congressman Pete King Speaks With Students at McKenna Elementary School in Massapequa Park

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Throughout our history America has been blessed to have heroic men and women step forward to perform uncommon acts of valor and bravery. One of those stalwarts is Marcus Capone who is a Long Island native and a veteran of Navy SEAL Team 6. Marcus had 13 years of combat experience and 7 deployments, for which he received multiple citations including 2 Bronze Stars with valor, 2 Joint Commendations with Valor and a Navy Commendation with Valor.

I have known Marcus and his family for years. His father, Richie Capone, was a good friend and a terrific guy. I remember how he always spoke with such pride -- and concern -- about Marcus and his SEAL Team missions (about which he never knew details, except that they were dangerous). Marcus is currently a business executive living out of state. He was back on Long Island to be with his father who was dying after a long, painful struggle with cancer. Richie died this week and Marcus spoke at his memorial service. Even though Marcus had spoken at memorials for 40 of his SEAL Team members over the years, speaking about his father was a special challenge -- a challenge which Marcus more than met.

Yesterday Marcus and I had the opportunity to meet and reconnect. We discussed everything from his years as a SEAL to his recent experience appearing on the History Channel series "The Selection" which features Marcus and other elite veterans putting civilian athletes through special forces training.

"The Selection" got rave reviews and will be back for another season. As always -- and as is the case with all special forces members I have met -- Marcus was only willing to talk about the heroics of his fellow SEALS, not his own. This was a sad week for Marcus and his family and for all of us who knew Richie but it was gratifying for me to be able to spend time with Marcus and once again thank him for his outstanding service to our nation. God Bless America!!

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