2012 Louisiana's Fallen Heroes Saluted

The Louisiana Senate honors those Louisiana men and women serving in the United States military and thanks them and their families for their sacrifices in defense of our freedoms and liberties. In recognition of those sacrifices, members of the Louisiana Senate in 2005 decided to take time during the regular legislative session to recognize Louisiana's fallen heroes and the enormous sacrifice made by their families for this state and the nation. That practice has continued and carries on in the 2012 Regular Session with the following resolutions.  


Military Family Day
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
United States Marine Corporal Matthew T. Richard
Iota, Louisiana
United States Marine Corporal 
Trent William Robert Blankenship

Covington, Louisiana
United States Army Staff Sergeant Nicholas P. Bellard
Crowley, Louisiana
United States Army Captain 
Aaron D. Istre

Vinton, Louisiana
United States Air Force Tech Sergeant Daniel L. Douville
Harvey, Louisiana
United States National Guardsman Major Heath Kelly
Kenner, Louisiana
United States Army Staff Sergeant Michael Jonathan Garcia
Bossier City, Louisiana
United States Army Sergeant
Jared Van Aalst

Houma, Louisiana
United States Army Sergeant Christopher P. Soderlund
Pineville, Louisiana
United States National Guard Specialist Jordan C. Soulier 
Ventress, LA
United States Navy Seal Chief Petty Officer Robert James Reeves
Shreveport, Louisiana
United States Army Specialist Matthew Wade Comeaux
Belle Chasse, LA
United States Navy Seal Lieutenant Commander Jonas B. Kelsall
Shreveport, Louisiana