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Introduced by: Saunders, Tyler


        A RESOLUTION honoring Wayman Hoots.

    Whereas, Wayman Hoots is truly an American war hero;

    Whereas, During World War II, Wayman Hoots, on separate occasions, was shot in the neck by a sniper, permanently lost hearing in one ear when a bomb exploded, was placed before a German firing squad, nearly starved to death, and was held captive for 27 months as a prisoner of war;

    Whereas, Born and raised near Albany, Kentucky, Wayman Hoots enlisted in the Army at age 19, telling the officials he was two years older than he was;

    Whereas, After training at Fort Knox, Wayman Hoots

served as an engineer and operated a truck;

    Whereas, Wayman Hoots' tour of duty took him to Ireland, England, and North Africa;

    Whereas, After he was rescued from the prisoner of war camp, Wayman Hoots was sent to Miami, Florida, to recover and be discharged;

    Whereas, Wayman hitchhiked to Kentucky where he was reunited with his wife Mary and met his 2 1/2 year old daughter Nell;

    Whereas, Within a year, Wayman and Mary Hoots moved to New Castle, Indiana, where he got a job with Ingersoll Steel, a job he held for 30 years;

    Whereas, Even though Wayman Hoots endured unimaginable pain and suffering, he would gladly fight for his country again to ensure freedom for us all; and

    Whereas, Wayman Hoots stands tall among American heroes as a shining example of someone whose love of country is so great as to outshine all things: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives expresses its deepest gratitude to Wayman Hoots for his service and sacrifice for his country.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit copies of this resolution to Wayman Hoots and his family.


HR 1533/DI 84



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