2009 SOUTH CAROLINA FALLEN SOLDIERS CEREMONY AND LUNCHEON Contact: Julia Keenan Norwood (803) 212-6325
On Wednesday, March 25, 2009 the General Assembly will honor the seven brave young men from South Carolina who sacrificed their lives while protecting and defending our country overseas. The seven courageous soldiers who will be honored this year are:
Sergeant David L. Leimbach, United States Army, Taylors
Master Sergeant Danny E. Maybin, United States Army, Columbia
Captain Garrett T. Lawton, United States Marine Corps, Beaufort
Staff Sergeant Matthew J. Taylor, United States Army, Hanahan
Staff Sergeant Ronald Phillips, Jr., United States Army, Conway
Captain Richard G. Cliff, Jr., United States Army, Mount Pleasant
Sergeant Adam M. Wenger, United States Army, Mount Pleasant
As in years past, Senator Jake Knotts will host the Fallen Soldiers Ceremony and Luncheon for the surviving families of the soldiers from South Carolina who died in service to our country. This year the luncheon will be held will be held on Wednesday, March 25 at 12:00 at the Summit Club. Each family will be recognized for the ultimate sacrifice they have made to our country and will be presented the Order of the Palmetto Patriot, a Concurrent Resolution, and a South Carolina flag which was flown over the State House in memory of these soldiers. They will also be presented a copy of “The Heart of a Warrior – Faith Lessons from a Fallen Hero” which was written by Miriam Leimbach, mother of Sergeant David L. Leimbach who will be one of the Fallen Soldiers honored this year. Members of the Armed Forces, the General Assembly and the South Carolina Delegation have been invited to assist in showing our appreciation to these families.
Please join Senator Knotts for this noble ceremony and luncheon on March 25 at 12:00 noon. We need to let these families know they have not been forgotten.
You may contact our office for further information.