Monday, November 14, 2011

Henry Cuellar delivers Taco Palenque tortillas to Kabul

Photo from Houston
Congressman Cuellar visits Southern Afghanistan


WASHINGTON — Texas lawmakers assessing security concerns in Iraq and Afghanistan took time to deliver fresh tortillas to grateful troops over the Veterans Day weekend.

Five congressmen on the House Homeland Security Committee, on a trip organized by Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, met with American troops serving in the war zones, as well as those recuperating from wounds at a U.S. military hospital in Germany.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, R D-Laredo, said he brought tortillas from popular South Texas fast-food restaurant, Taco Planque, as well as letters from Laredo middle schools to the service men and women serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The tortillas were received warmly by Felix Rodriguez, who's serving at the International Joint Command in Kabul.

“I thought that I was going to catch you off guard by asking if you brought us some menudo, but the surprise was to receive a package of tortillas,” Rodriguez posted on Cuellar's Facebook page.

Rodriguez thanked the lawmakers for “your support to the military.”

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