Rose Review: June 27th

Senator Rose Honors Fallen Hero Charles R. Lamb by Passing Resolution to Rename a Section of US Route 40 through Casey as the “Army Specialist Charles Lamb Memorial Highway”

Yesterday was a special day as family and friends honored fallen hero Charles R. Lamb by renaming a section of US Route 40 through Casey as the “Army Specialist Charles Lamb Memorial Highway.” The Casey VFW Post 5762 was filled with family, friends, current and former members of the 1544th Unit out of Paris for the unveiling of the memorial sign.

HJR 50, sponsored by State Senator Rose, honors Specialist Charles Lamb, born on January 12, 1981, in Paris, Illinois. Lamb graduated from Casey-Westfield High School in 1999 and worked as an auto mechanic. He was a Specialist E-4 with the 1544th Illinois Army National Guard Transportation Unit and was killed in a mortar attack near Baghdad on September 5, 2004. Lamb enjoyed fishing, riding four-wheelers and motorbikes, and spending time with family and friends. “As John 15:13 reads, ‘Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.’ We are so grateful for these heroes and their Gold Star families,” said Sen. Rose. “There’s nothing more we can say, nothing more we can do, all we can hope is that our tributes today will bring peace to their loved ones and family that are still here.”

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Rose Honors Local Fallen Soldier, Lieutenant Jared W. Southworth, by Renaming Section of Illinois 133 in Oakland on July 6th

On Saturday, July 6th, at 9:00 a.m., there will be a dedication ceremony sign placement for the fall hero Lieutenant Jared W. Southworth at the Oakland square.

HJR 39, Sponsored by State Senator Rose, honors Lieutenant Jared W. Southworth, who was born on May 28, 1982, in Mattoon, Illinois. Raised in Oakland, he graduated from Oakland High School in 2000 and later from Lakeland College and Eastern Illinois University, where he participated in ROTC. He married Chrissy Lynn Royer in 2001. Southworth served in the HHC 2/130 Infantry Division of the Illinois National Guard and was a U.S. Army Ranger, living by the motto “God, Family, Country.” He was also a part-time police officer in Oakland and a beloved community member. Lieutenant Southworth was killed in Helmand, Afghanistan, on February 8, 2009. The community is welcome to join to honor the fallen soldier and witness the unveiling of the memorial sign.

Chapin Rose

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