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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION requesting prayers and support for the men and women serving in the armed forces of the United States of America, especially those fighting the war on terrorism and other future conflicts that arise.

Burton, Grubb

    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session of the 116th General Assembly (2009)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION requesting prayers and support for the men and women serving in the armed forces of the United States of America, especially those fighting the war on terrorism and other future conflicts that arise.

    Whereas, The torch of true patriotism has been held high in these United States and in Indiana in support of our country and its armed forces;

    Whereas, On Flanders Fields and the beaches of Normandy, from the frozen mountains of Korea to the steaming jungles of Vietnam, on the burning sands of the Kuwaiti and Iraqi deserts to the mountains in Afghanistan, to the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, in the last 100 years over 27,000 Hoosiers answered the call and have paid the ultimate price of freedom;

    Whereas, There are 47,000 veterans with service-connected disabilities in Indiana and another 4,700 with nonservice connected disabilities;

    Whereas, No American wants to see the loss of even one more life;

    Whereas, Mindful of these sacrifices, Hoosier men and women fighting the war on terrorism have responded to their country's call without hesitation;

    Whereas, These brave men and women are supported at home through prayers, sacrifices, and love of their families left behind;

    Whereas, All Hoosiers should remember these troops and their families in their thoughts and prayers;

    Whereas, The Indiana General Assembly ardently supports those troops currently participating in the fight on terrorism;

    Whereas, The nation will be forever indebted to those few who, in the call of duty, willingly gave so much for their country, including Sergeant Jeannette Winters, Specialist Curtis A. Carter, Corporal Matthew A. Commons, Specialist Brian M. Clemens, Petty Officer Third Class Jason Profitt, Lance Corporal David Fribley, Specialist Gregory P. Sanders, Specialist William A. Jeffries, Sergeant Duane R. Rios, Private First Class Jason M. Meyer, Specialist Roy R. Buckley, Lance Corporal Matthew R. Smith, Private Jesse M. Halling, Private Shawn D. Pahnke, Sergeant Chad L. Keith, Sergeant First Class Craig A. Boling, Private Robert L. McKinley, Staff Sergeant David L. Loyd, Specialist Ronald D. Allen Jr., Staff Sergeant Mark A. Lawton, Specialist Ryan G. Carlock, Staff Sergeant Frederick L. Miller, Specialist Kyle G. Thomas, Specialist Brian H. Penisten, Corporal Darrell L. Smith, Sergeant Jarrod W. Black, Specialist Luke P. Frist, Chief Warrant Officer Brian D. Hazelgrove, Private First Class Christopher E. Hudson, Private First Class John D. Amos II, Private First Class Deryk L. Hallal, Lance Corporal Torry L. Gray, Specialist Michael J. Wiesemann, Staff Sergeant Stephen G. Martin, Sergeant Robert E. Colvill Jr., Specialist Donald R. McCune, Sergeant David M. Heath, Private First Class Luis A. Perez, Sergeant James D. Faulkner, Corporal Christopher S. Ebert, Private First Class Nathan E. Stahl, Private First Class Stephen P. Downing II, Command Sergeant Major Steven W. Faulkenburg, Specialist Raymond L. White, Sergeant Morgan W. Strader, Corporal Lance M. Thompson, Lance Corporal James E. Swain, Corporal Bryan S. Wilson, Staff Sergeant Marvin L. Trost III, Private First Class Joshua A. Ramsey, Lance Corporal Eric Hillenburg, Sergeant Jeremy R. Wright, Private Cory R. Depew, Sergeant Armand "Luke" Frickey, Sergeant Kyle W. Childress, Sergeant Paul M. Heltzel, Captain Michael "Todd" Fiscus, Specialist Brett M. Hershey, Specialist Norman "Kyle" Snyder, MasterSergeant Michael T. Hiester, Private First Class Steven F. Sirko, Sergeant Jimmy Shawn Lee, Corporal Sascha Struble, Private First Class Robert W.

Murray, Private First Class Darren A. Deblanc, Specialist Nicholas R. Idalski, Sergeant First Class Marcus V. Muralles, Staff Sergeant Michael Wayne Schafer, Specialist Adam J. Harting, Staff Sergeant Jeremy Doyle, Sergeant Matthew L. Deckard, Staff Sergeant Matthew A. Kimmell, Specialist Jeffrey W. Corban, Sergeant Christopher T. Monroe, Lance Corporal Scott A. Zubowski, Corporal Jonathan F. Blair, Private Jonathan R. Pfender, Specialist Matthew G. Frantz, Private First Class Brian J. Schoff, Sergeant Rickey Jones, Specialist Joshua Lee Hill, Specialist Antoine J. McKinzie, Sergeant Brock A. Beery, Staff Sergeant Eric A. McIntosh, Corporal Eric Lueken, Sergeant Joseph E. Proctor, Lance Corporal David J. GramesSanchez, Staff Sergeant Richard A. Blakley, Chief Warrant Officer Third Class William T. Flanigan, Staff Sergeant Paul S. Pabla, Sergeant Major Jeffrey A. McLochlin, Corporal Nathaniel S. Baughman, Private First Class Anthony P. Seig, Corporal Aaron Seal, Staff Sergeant Jonathan Rojas, Sergeant Brock Babb, Private First Class Nathan J. Frigo, Sergeant Kraig Foyteck, Lance Corporal James E. Brown, Lance Corporal James R. Davenport, Specialist Joseph A.L. Strong, Private Kelly D. Youngblood, Private First Class Jason D. Johns, Sergeant William “B.J.” Beardsley, First Lieutenant Neale M. Shank, Staff Sergeant Bradley D. King, Private First Class David Neil Simmons, Specialist Cody A. Putman, Specialist Jason J. Beadles, First Lieutenant Shaun M. Blue, Private First Class Richard P. Langenbrunner, Private David A. Kirkpatrick, Specialist Andrew Robert Weiss, Sergeant Anthony J. Schober, Specialist Nicholas S. Hartge, Sergeant Robert J. Montgomery, Specialist Clinton C. Blodgett, Technical Sergeant Ryan A. Balmer, Staff Sergeant Michael A. Bechert, Staff Sergeant Roy P. Lewsader Jr., Specialist David A. Wilkey Jr., Specialist Carter “C.J.” Gamble Jr., Staff Sergeant William R. Fritsche, Specialist Zachariah J. Gonzalez, Private First Class Shawn D. Hensel, Corporal William Powell (Kerchief), Corporal Ryan A. Woodward, Sergeant Nicholas “Nick” Patterson, Sergeant Gerald J. Cassidy, Seaman Apprentice Shayna A. Schnell, Captain Timothy I. McGovern, Sergeant Kenneth R. Booker, Specialist Johnathon A. Lahmann, Sergeant Jon M. Schoolcraft III, Sergeant First Class Collin J. Bowen, Staff Sergeant Michael D. Elledge, Specialist Joseph A. Ford, Staff Sergeant James P. Snyder, Lance Corporal Layton B.

Crass, Lance Corporal Andrew Francis Whitacre, Staff Sergeant Travis K. Hunsberger, Sergeant Ryan P. Baumann, Sergeant Brian K. Miller, Sergeant Gary Henry, Specialist Jonathan Menke, Staff Sergeant Kristopher D. Rodgers, Specialist William J. McClellan, Specialist James M. Clay, Specialist Joseph M. Hernandez, Specialist Ezra Dawson, Private First Class Zachary R. Nordmeyer, Corporal Donte J. Whitworth, and Senior Airman John Patrick Morton Jr.; and

    Whereas, On behalf of the people of Indiana, the Indiana General Assembly pays special tribute to these men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives and to their families and loved ones: 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 prays for the safe return of all of our troops stationed around the globe.
    SECTION 2. That the Indiana General Assembly offers its gratitude and appreciation to the brave Hoosier men and women, veterans of the armed forces, and their families and friends who stand behind them.
    SECTION 3. That the Indiana General Assembly and all Hoosiers offer their deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those who gave their lives in the service of their country.
    SECTION 4. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the President of the United States, the United States Department of Defense, the presiding officers and the Majority and Minority Leaders of both houses of Congress, to the Indiana Congressional delegation, the Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard and the Indiana Reserves, the commanding officers of the Grissom Air Reserve Base, and the families of the men and women who gave their lives.