2007 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Lee (47th), Albritton, Carmichael, Chaney, Clarke, Dawkins, Fillingane, Frazier, Gollott, Hewes, Horhn, Hyde-Smith, Jackson (11th), Jackson (15th), Jackson (32nd), Jordan, King, Kirby, Lee (35th), Little, Mettetal, Morgan, Nunnelee, Pickering, Posey, Robertson, Simmons, Thomas, Tollison, Walls, White, Wilemon
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REMEMBERING THE GALLANT SERVICE AND COMMENDING THE LIFE OF UNITED STATES ARMY SERGEANT CARL LEONARD SEIGART, WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN IRAQ ON FEBRUARY 14, 2007, AND EXPRESSING THE SYMPATHY OF THE LEGISLATURE.
WHEREAS, United States Army Sergeant Carl Leonard Seigart, 32, of San Luis Obispo, California, whose wife and four stepchildren live in Picayune, Mississippi, was killed in action on Wednesday, February 14, 2007, along with two other soldiers, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during a tank-recovery mission in Baqubah, Iraq; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Seigart was a tank mechanic with the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas; and
WHEREAS, carried by an Army Honor Guard, he returned to his wife, Suzanne Smith Seigart; four stepchildren; and his mother, Darlene Seigart; and was buried with full military honors. During the funeral Sergeant Seigart was awarded the Bronze Star posthumously by Brigadier General Leon Collins; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Seigart had been in the Army for 14 years but was overseas on his first tour of duty in Iraq at the time of his death; and
WHEREAS, since operations began in Iraq and Afghanistan, at least 47 soldiers or sailors with Mississippi ties have died in action; and
WHEREAS, Carl Seigart was a devoted husband, father and son, 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 Sergeant Carl Leonard Seigart of San Luis Obispo, California, who was killed in action in Iraq on Wednesday, February 14, 2007, and extend the thoughts and prayers of the Legislature to his family and our sorrow in his passing.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to the surviving family of Sergeant Seigart and be made available to members of the Capitol Press Corps.