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Full Text of SR0733  94th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Senate of the State of Illinois
3 learned with regret of the death in Iraq of U.S. Army Corporal
4 Shawn T. Lasswell Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Alton,
5 on Sunday, April 23, 2006; and
6     WHEREAS, He grew up in the Alton area; he moved to Las
7 Vegas, Nevada, when he was 11 and graduated from Durango High
8 School in 2002; while in high school, he was active in the ROTC
9 program; and
10     WHEREAS, He always wanted to serve his country and joined
11 the U.S. Army after high school; and
12     WHEREAS, He was assigned to C Troop, 7th Squadron, 10th
13 Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort
14 Hood, Texas; his unit was deployed to the Middle East in
15 December; and
16     WHEREAS, The passing of Corporal Lasswell has been deeply
17 felt by many, especially his father, Shawn T. Lasswell Sr.; his
18 stepmother, Kim Lasswell; his brother and sister, 15-year-old
19 twins Toliver and Jessie Lasswell; his 8-year-old brother,
20 Gabriele Lasswell; his mother, Cathy Lynn Zehren; his
21 stepfather, Ron Zehren; and his brothers, Kevin Lasswell and
22 Vincent Gill; therefore, be it
24 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
25 Corporal Shawn T. Lasswell Jr., and we extend our sincere
26 condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved
27 him; and be it further
28     RESOLVED, That we honor the memory of Corporal Lasswell and
29 his willingness to serve his country, which led to him making



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1 the ultimate sacrifice; and be it further
2     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
3 presented to his family as an expression of our deepest
4 sympathy.