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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Army Private Cory R. Depew.


    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Army Private Cory R. Depew.

    Whereas, Army Private Cory R. Depew was born December 2, 1983 and was killed January 4, 2005;

    Whereas, Private Depew was killed by Iraqi insurgents in a gunfire and rocket-propelled grenade attack while on a scouting mission about 40 miles west of Mosul;

    Whereas, Private Depew, who was deployed to Iraq slightly more than three months before his death, was a scout assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington;

    Whereas, As a scout, Private Depew provided reconnaissance and surveillance, one of the military's most dangerous duties;

    Whereas, Private Depew was a loving, caring person who gave of himself freely in order to make the lives of those around him happier;

    Whereas, While home on leave in late September, Private Depew helped build a peace garden at Holy Name Church in Beech Grove and visited Holy Name School, where he discussed going to Iraq and his Army training with several classes;

    Whereas, Private Depew knew that his job was dangerous

but was willing to put his life on the line in defense of his country;

    Whereas, The Indiana General Assembly wishes to acknowledge this brave soldier who was a devoted father, son, and brother and to give him the recognition due to someone who laid down his life protecting our freedom; and

    Whereas, Our nation shall never forget the brave men and women who serve in Iraq and the families and friends of those who do not return: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the members of the Indiana General Assembly wish to express their sympathy to the family of Private Cory R. Depew and recognize the sacrifice he made in a far away land so that we can continue to enjoy our freedom.
    SECTION 2. That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Private Depew's son, Brendan Faver; his mother, Sheryl Ann May; brothers, Wyatt and Elliott; and grandfather, Austin Hall.