_______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Corporal Bryan
Whereas, Corporal Bryan Wilson, 22, of Independence,
Indiana, died on December 1, 2004, when his Humvee
overturned during a combat mission in Iraq;
Whereas, Corporal Wilson was the 34th member of the
military from Indiana to die in the Middle East since
Whereas, Corporal Wilson, who enlisted in the Marines
after high school and was a member of the 2nd Battalion,
11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine
Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California, had
recently reenlisted for another four years in the Marine
Whereas, Corporal Wilson believed in freedom and was
determined to serve his country;
Whereas, Corporal Wilson, a 2001 graduate of Seeger
Memorial High School in Warren County, west of Lafayette,
is survived by his wife, Samantha, and his 20-month-old
daughter, Breanne; and
Whereas, Corporal Wilson was a devoted husband and father as well as a loving son. These qualities endeared him to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, and the citizens of Indiana: Therefore,
SECTION 1. The people of Indiana wish to join with the friends and
fellow servicemen and servicewomen of Corporal Bryan Wilson and
extend to his family sincere and heartfelt sympathy in this time of loss.
SECTION 2. Corporal Wilson has given his country the greatest gift there is _ his life. His sacrifice will be remembered forever, and his courage will be held up as an example for others. He is truly an American hero.
SECTION 3. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit copies of this resolution to Corporal Wilson's wife, Samantha; his daughter, Breanne; his parents, Charles and Brenda Wilson; and his brothers, Lonnie and Adam.