Recognizing Bo White for His Exceptional Military Career and Global Humanitarian Efforts

Floor Speech

Date: May 2, 2023
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. BERGMAN. Mr. Speaker, it is my honor to recognize Bo White for his distinguished military and special operations career, as well as his unwavering commitment to helping those in need across the globe. Throughout his life, Bo has continually put the interests of others over his own, risking his personal safety and well-being to do so. He deserves our utmost respect and gratitude for all he has done to protect our national security and the most vulnerable in society.

Following his graduation from Traverse City Christian School, Bo became a pararescueman for the United States Air Force, joining an elite company in one of our Nation's most prestigious and respected special forces groups. When the war in Ukraine began in February of 2022, Bo played an integral part in the safe extraction of FOX News' Benjamin Hall and personally led ventures into afflicted areas to facilitate evacuation and relief efforts.

Bo's sacrificial actions throughout his military career warrant the highest praise and national recognition. He has proven on many occasions that he will risk his life for a stranger without seeking acknowledgement or thanks. That extent of humility and valor has made Bo one of Michigan's most prized citizens. We owe him our utmost respect and appreciation for what he has already accomplished throughout his storied life and for what he will achieve in the future.

Mr. Speaker, again it is my honor to recognize Bo White for his exceptional service to our country, his determination to help others, and his extraordinary impact on the lives of those in conflict zones in Eastern Europe. On behalf of Michigan's First District, I extend my gratitude to Bo and his family and wish them the best in their future endeavors.