BATAVIA, OH, USA U.S. Army SPC, COMPANY F, 704TH BSB, 4TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, 4ID, FORT CARSON, CO BAGRAM, AFGHANISTAN 07/09/2009
WHEREAS, The members of the Senate of the 128th General Assembly of Ohio extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Specialist Gregory James Missman on the sorrowful occasion of his death; and
WHEREAS, Although there are no words to ease the sorrow now felt, surely there is a solace in the remembrance of having known such an outstanding individual. A 1993 graduate of Amelia High School and a member of American Legion Post 72, Gregory Missman was serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the 4th Infantry Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army when he was killed in the line of duty. His valiant efforts were truly admirable, and his absence will be keenly felt; and
WHEREAS, In many significant endeavors, Gregory Missman always used his talents to the benefit of others, and the laurels of his life stand as a tribute, not only to him but also to those he left behind, including his parents, James and Donna, his brother, Michael, his stepsister, Dawn, and his son, Jack.
The great traditions of our country’s service men and women are an important chapter of American history, and his family and friends can be proud of the sacrifices he made to ensure freedom and justice for all people; and
WHEREAS, Although the void his death has created can never be filled, Gregory Missman will be remembered as a spirited individual who contributed immeasurably to the world around him. It is certain that the world is a richer place for his having been in it, and he will be sorely missed; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That we, the members of the Senate of the 128th General Assembly of Ohio, in adopting this Resolution, mourn the loss and salute the memory of a truly unique individual, Specialist Gregory James Missman; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Clerk of the Senate transmit a duly authenticated copy of this Resolution to the family of Specialist Gregory James Missman.