Mr. Speaker, in 1599 Shakespeare said this about the men who go to war: ``From this day to the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.''

Some of those brothers from southeast Texas who shed their blood in Iraq were:

Specialist Adolf C. Carballo, Houston, Army;

Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Todd Arnold from Spring, Texas, Marines;

Specialist Scott Q. Larson, Jr., Houston, Army;

Captain Andrew R. Houghton, Houston, United States Army;

Lance Corporal Michael B. Wafford, Spring, United States Marine Corps;

Lance Corporal Thomas J. Zapp, Houston, Marine Corps;

PFC Jesus A. Leon-Perez, Houston, Army;

Lance Corporal Fred Maciel, Spring, Texas, United States Marine Corps;

Staff Sergeant Dexter S. Kimble, United States Marine Corps from Houston;

Sergeant Michael T. Robertson, Houston, Army;

Staff Sergeant Timothy J. Roark, Houston, United States Army;

Master Sergeant Ivica Jerak, Houston, United States Army.

These brothers died representing the United States of America, this band of brothers that we will remember. That's just the way it is.