08.25.09

On The Death In Iraq Of Army 2nd Lt. Joseph Fortin Of St. Johnsbury, Vermont

“Marcelle and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of  2nd Lt. Joseph Fortin of St. Johnsbury, who gave his life while serving his fellow Americans and his country.   I have spoken with Lt. Fortin’s wife and parents, and in this time of unspeakable grief, we hope that the fellowship of family and friends and the prayers of all Vermonters will bring them comfort.  It is clear to me that Lt. Fortin was a wonderful husband, son and soldier, and this is a loss not only for those who knew him, but for all Americans.”

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