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June 20, 2024 | Press Releases

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube Announces Veteran History Project Interview Featuring U.S. Navy Veteran Edward Sutton

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SARASOTA – U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today announced a new interview in the Veterans History Project Series – a way to feature the accomplishments and military careers of Florida’s 17th District veterans. This interview features United States Navy veteran Edward Sutton.

“United States Navy veteran Edward Sutton embodies true patriotism, and I am deeply thankful for his service to this great nation during World War II. His bravery and dedication are a testament to his unwavering love for our great nation. It is essential that his story is preserved and remembered, as it serves as a powerful inspiration for future generations,” said Congressman Steube.

US Navy veteran Edward Sutton, a Petty Officer Third Class during World War II, served from April 1st, 1945, to July 8th, 1946. During the interview, Sutton shared, “It taught me how to obey orders, be sympathetic and not get all upset.” He also had a poignant message for future generations: “They should have some patriotic beliefs and be aware of the Greatest Generation and what good they did for the country, and how many of them lost their lives.”

Please click here to watch the full interview.
Be sure to check Congressman Steube’s YouTube channel in the future for upcoming interviews.
The Office of Congressman Greg Steube will submit the interview to the Veterans History Project, an initiative of the Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center to collect and retain the oral histories of our nation’s veterans.
Initially started in 2000, the Veterans History Project aims to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of the United States military veterans and Gold Star Families so that future generations may hear directly from the veterans and better understand their service. Researchers, scholars, and educators rely upon VHP collections as a primary source. The oral histories, photographs, manuscripts, and other original materials supplement historical texts and valued cultural resources. Veterans from all branches and ranks of the United States military who served in World War I through the more recent conflicts are eligible to participate. For more information on the VHP, please visit
If you live in Florida’s 17th Congressional district, please visit to participate.