Illinois General Assembly - Full Text of SR0149
Illinois General Assembly

Previous General Assemblies

Full Text of SR0149  96th General Assembly



SR0149 LRB096 11967 GRL 23569 r


2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3 learn of the death of United States Army Sergeant James Dorsey
4 of Beardstown, who passed away on February 8, 2009 while
5 serving in Iraq; and
6     WHEREAS, Sgt. James Dorsey was born on August 18, 1985 in
7 Beardstown; he was the son of James Lee and Cheryl Lea Savage
8 Dorsey; and
9     WHEREAS, Sgt. James Dorsey graduated from Beardstown High
10 School with the class of 2003; and
11     WHEREAS, Sgt. James Dorsey actively served in the U.S. Army
12 since April of 2004; he was currently stationed in Iraq, where
13 he was awarded the Purple Heart; and
14     WHEREAS, Sgt. James Dorsey enjoyed listening to music,
15 playing the guitar, and fishing; and
16     WHEREAS, Sgt. James Dorsey is survived by his parents,
17 James and Cheryl; his paternal grandparents, James P. Dorsey
18 and Dolly Dorsey; his maternal great-grandmother, Grace Vance;
19 and his several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and



SR0149 - 2 - LRB096 11967 GRL 23569 r

1     WHEREAS, Sgt. James Dorsey's patriotism and courage will be
2 remembered fondly by his loving family, his fellow soldiers,
3 and the citizens of our grateful nation; therefore, be it
5 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
6 his family and friends, the death of United States Army
7 Sergeant James Dorsey; and be it further
8     RESOLVED, That we honor the memory of Sergeant James Dorsey
9 and his willingness to serve our country, which led to him
10 making the ultimate sacrifice; and be it further
11     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
12 presented to the family of Sergeant James Dorsey as an
13 expression of our sympathy.