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Donnelly Honors Fallen Hoosier Servicemembers During Senate Floor Speech In Advance Of Memorial Day

Last updated on Thursday, May 24, 2018

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, in advance of Memorial Day, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke on the Senate floor to honor four Hoosier service members, who gave their lives while in service to our country over the past year.

July 2017: Navy Corpsman Ryan Lohrey, of Middletown

August 2017: Army Sergeant Jonathon Hunter, of Columbus

January 2018: Indiana Army National Guard Sergeant First Class Mark Boner of Fort Wayne and Army First Lieutenant Clayton Cullen of Bicknell

Donnelly said, in part, in his speech, "I rise today to recognize the service and ultimate sacrifice of four Hoosier servicemembers who gave their lives defending our country in the last year. The sacrifice of Ryan Lohrey, Jonathon Hunter, Mark Boner, and Clayton Cullen will not be forgotten...These people I told you about represent not only the best of Hoosier values, but of America's values. They served their country so that we could all be safe, so that we could all be secure, so that we could all have our freedoms protected...On Memorial Day, we'll pause to commemorate the extraordinary sacrifice so many men and women in uniform from across our state and nation have made. Every day, in conflict zones across the world, American servicemembers put themselves in harm's way. We thank them for their courage and for their bravery. And we remember the patriots who lost their lives and exemplified the very, very best of what our country is and can be."

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