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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Dr. William Dennis Dannacher.


    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


Second Regular Session of the 114th General Assembly (2006)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Dr. William Dennis Dannacher.

    Whereas, Dr. William Dennis Dannacher has witnessed tremendous medical changes throughout his long career;

    Whereas, Dr. Dannacher has seen and used such medical breakthroughs as life-saving antibiotics and the polio vaccine;

    Whereas, In a career that has spanned more than 40 years, Dr. Dannacher has helped to rewrite the medical textbooks on modern medical procedures, bringing sick and injured patients back from the brink of death, delivering babies, and performing countless surgeries;

    Whereas, Dr. Dannacher served his country during World War II as a Navy surgeon in combat operations that included the invasions of North Africa and Normandy;

    Whereas, Upon the completion of his military career, Dr. Dannacher returned to practice medicine in his hometown of Wabash, Indiana, where he practiced as a specialist in general surgery for 37 years at the Wabash County Hospital;

    Whereas, Dr. Dannacher also owned and managed the Wabash Clinic;

    Whereas, In addition to his duties at the hospital and the clinic, Dr. Dannacher served as a diplomate of the American

Board of Abdominal Surgery, as a fellow of the International College of Surgeons, and one term as president of the Indiana Chapter of the I.C.S.;

    Whereas, An avid pilot for more than 30 years, Dr. Dannacher has also served as a designated federal aviation medical examiner and as president of the Indiana Chapter of the Flying Physicians; and

    Whereas, Dr. William Dennis Dannacher has dedicated his life to healing the sick and comforting the injured: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly thanks Dr. William Dennis Dannacher for the years of dedicated service to the citizens of the state of Indiana.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Dr. William Dennis Dannacher and his family.