Wayne Thomas Stevens

Wayne Thomas Stevens

Birth
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Death 22 Apr 2007 (aged 64)
Winchester, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot SECTION CBI ROW 5 SITE 425
Memorial ID 72472143 · View Source
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In Memory Of Wayne Stevens, "True American Hero and Fellow Paratrooper"

By Rep. Duncan L. Hunter
June 11, 2007

Madam Speaker, I rise today in honor and memory of Mr. Wayne Stevens, a proud member of the San Diego community and a fellow paratrooper who recently passed away at the age 64 from the effects of cancer.Wayne's distinguished record of military service to this Nation is one of the finest examples of selflessness and courage. He served in Vietnam with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion of the 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and was among the first soldiers to arrive in country from Okinawa in 1964. For his heroism in Vietnam, Wayne was awarded two Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.Madam Speaker, Ronald Reagan once said, ``the willingness of our citizens to give freely and unselfishly of themselves, even their lives, in defense of our democratic principles, gives this great nation continued strength and vitality. From Valley Forge to Vietnam, through war and peace, valiant Americans have answered the call to duty with honor and dignity.'' In making these remarks, President Reagan was speaking directly to Americans like Wayne, who have so bravely and selflessly put their country before themselves and were always willing to make the ultimate sacrifice when they were needed most.My prayers are with Wayne's devoted wife of 42 years, Donna, his daughter Jessica and two grandchildren, Sophia and Adolph, and I ask that my colleagues join me today in paying tribute to the life and memory of this true American hero.


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WAYNE THOMAS
SP4 USA
1943 2007
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