[r49] Rep. Culver Honors Families of Fallen Indiana Soldiers (3/24/2009)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Start Date: 3/24/2009 All Day
End Date: 3/24/2009
Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) today joined the Indiana General Assembly in honoring the families of Indiana soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice defending their country, especially those fighting the war on terrorism. 

In a resolution, the Indiana General Assembly offered gratitude and prayers to the families of the 152 fallen men and women from Indiana.  As part of the ceremony, the families were invited into the House chamber for the reading of the resolution.  Following this reading, the names of the soldiers were read and Adjutant General Martin Umbarger spoke before the assembly. 

"Our state owes these fine men and women a huge debt of gratitude," said Rep. Culver. "The bravery of our military personnel will not be forgotten, and their families are in our constant thoughts and prayers."

Rep. Culver represents part of Elkhart County.  The names of nine soldiers from this area were read to the House. 


Elkhart County

Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Craig Boling, age 38. Craig gave his life on July 8, 2003, in Kuwait.

Army Staff Sgt. Mark A. Lawton, age 41. Mark gave his life on Aug. 29, 2003, in Iraq.

Army Spc. Kyle G. Thomas, age 23.  Kyle gave his life on Sept. 25, 2003, in Iraq.

Army Staff Sgt. Marvin L. Trost III, age 28. Marvin gave his life on Dec. 5, 2004, in Iraq.

Army Spc. Jeffery W. Corban, age 30. Jeffery gave his life on Oct. 15, 2005, in Iraq.

Marine Cpl. Aaron Seal, age 23. Aaron gave his life on Oct.1, 2006, in Iraq.

Army Staff Sgt. James P. Snyder, age 48. James gave his life on May 10, 2008.

Army Spc. David Wilkey Jr., age 22. David gave his life on June 18, 2007, in Iraq.

Army Staff Sgt. Travis K. Hunsberger, age 24. Travis gave his life on June 27, 2008.


The resolution concluded with the ceremonial playing of taps.