THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT TO GEN. GEORGE JOULWAN, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF U.S. EUROPEAN COMMAND
All Americans rejoice with me at the successful rescue of Captain Scott O'Grady tonight and join his parents in their relief after days of uncertainty and anguish. Captain O'Grady's bravery and skill are an inspiration. So are the bravery and skill of those who took part in the operation to rescue him. They are all American heroes. Please give them each -- and all the men and women who supported them -- our heartfelt thanks for a job well done so very well. This is a moment that will long be remembered by a nation that is very proud of all her sons and daughters serving under your command.