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Congo Native, War Vet at SOTU as Maine Guests

The two guests will watch Tuesday speech by President Barack Obama from the gallery in the U.S. House of Representatives

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The guests of Maine's U.S. representatives at the State of the Union address will be a Congo native who lives in Yarmouth and an Army veteran from Bangor.

The Portland Press Herald reports
the two guests will watch Tuesday speech by President Barack Obama from the gallery in the U.S. House of Representatives as guests of Rep. Chellie Pingree and Rep. Bruce Poliquin.

Pingree's guest is Tabin Tangila mesu Kamba, who fled Congo in 2011 during violence that followed an election and was granted asylum in the U.S. He now works for a local nonprofit organization.

Poliquin is bringing Norman Rossignol, who served in World War II and the Korean War. He also worked for 25 years as an electrician at the University of Maine.

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