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SENATE RESOLUTION No. ___




DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION


     A SENATE RESOLUTION honoring World War II veteran Donald E. Kiser for his courageous defense of our Nation.



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Introduced

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


SENATE RESOLUTION


     MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION honoring World War II veteran Donald E. Kiser for his courageous defense of our Nation.

    Whereas, Staff Sergeant Donald Kiser served during World War II from 1942 - 1945 in the 4169th AAF Base Unit, 94th Heavy Bomber Group, based out of Rougham Field in Bury St. Edmunds, England;

    Whereas, In 1944, Donald completed 29 missions in a B-17 fighter plane called 'Mission Mistress' over Germany, France, Belgium, and Czechoslovakia as a Ball Turret Gunner, with numerous confirmed successful missions;

    Whereas, During a mission over Brux, Donald witnessed 65 U.S. aircraft, each plane carrying 10 men, shot down from the sky. As a result, hundreds of parachutes filled the skyline around Donald's turret. Later that evening, German propaganda confirmed the details of the battle;

    Whereas, It has been a great honor for Donald to have had the opportunity and privilege to serve his Country; and


    Whereas, The People of Indiana thank Donald Kiser for defending our Nation and preserving our freedom: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


    SECTION 1. The Indiana Senate honors Donald E. Kiser for his courageous and valiant service to the United States during World War II.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Donald E. Kiser.