2007 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Moffatt, Lee (47th), Robertson
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REMEMBERING THE GALLANT SERVICE AND COMMENDING THE LIFE OF UNITED STATES ARMY STAFF SERGEANT TERRENCE DUNN OF PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI, WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN IRAQ ON FEBRUARY 2, 2007, AND EXPRESSING THE SYMPATHY OF THE LEGISLATURE.
WHEREAS, United States Army Staff Sergeant Terrence Dunn, 38, a 1987 Pascagoula High School graduate, was killed in action on Friday, February 2, 2007, when a roadside bomb detonated while conducting operations in Baghdad, Iraq; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Dunn was assigned to the 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division; and
WHEREAS, carried by an Army Honor Guard, he was buried with full military honors in Franklinton, Louisiana; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Dunn's sisters said that he was a hero to them long before he was lost in action. He entered the Army three years after graduating from Pascagoula High School, where he was a very popular student who was adventurous, an avid sports fan and doing good deeds for others. He was a very brave soldier who had served tours of duty in Bosnia, Africa, Korea and was in the middle of his second tour of duty in Iraq when he was lost in action; and
WHEREAS, since operations began in Iraq and Afghanistan, at least 47 soldiers or sailors with Mississippi ties have died in action; and
WHEREAS, Terrence Dunn was a good friend who is counted among America's heroes, committed to our nation's safety and security. To a country, a fallen soldier means a national loss; to a community, a fallen soldier means a true hero; to a parent, a fallen soldier means a son who won't be coming home. Mississippians understand the costs of conflict, because we have paid them in the past, and it is with great pride and humility that we recognize the heroic action of this great American and Mississippian, who was the guardian of civilization as we know it today:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby remember the gallant service and commend the life of United States Army Staff Sergeant Terrence Dunn of Pascagoula, Mississippi, who was killed in action in Iraq on Friday, February 2, 2007, and extend the thoughts and prayers of the Legislature to his family and our sorrow on his passing.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to the surviving family of Sergeant Dunn and be made available to members of the Capitol Press Corps.