_______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Dr. William Dennis
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
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
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,
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.