Rep. Calvert Statement on the Passing of General Raymond Odierno

October 13, 2021
Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement on the passing of General Raymond Odierno:

“For nearly four decades, General Raymond Odierno served our nation with distinction as a true leader in the U.S. Army. Through hard work and dedication, General Odierno earned the deep respect of both the soldiers he led as well as from our most senior military and civilian leaders. By leading from the front, General Odierno successfully designed and executed the 2007 surge of U.S. troops in Iraq to quell the growing sectarian violence. Our nation is forever grateful for his service and sacrifices. I extend my sympathies to his wife Linda and the entire Odierno family.”