by Allen West – Facebook Timeline Photo’s
As I awoke to this 12th remembrance of 9-11, I was saddened to learn the news of the passing of my Congressional mentor, Representative E. Clay Shaw. Congressman Shaw welcomed me to South Florida upon my retiring from the US Army in 2004. I will never forget meeting him the first time and getting his blessing and endorsement to run in the congressional district which he had represented for over 26 years. Congressman Shaw was there with me the night of our victory in 2010 and sat beside me on the House floor the day of my swearing-in. E. Clay Shaw was truly an American Statesman, great husband, and tender father and grandfather. He will be sorely missed by so many and I shall continue to pursue the restoration of the America he so dearly loved. Fair winds and following seas Sir, Steadfast and Loyal.