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Welch statement on the death of Lt. Joseph Fortin

August 25, 2009
Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement Tuesday about the death of U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Joseph Fortin in Iraq:

"With the tragic death of Lt. Fortin, Vermont has lost a brave soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. In this time of great sorrow we must keep his family in our thoughts and support them in their time of grieving."