Durbin Pays Tribute To Illinois Service Member Killed In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today paid tribute to Specialist Michael Isaiah Nance, of Chicago, Illinois, who was killed on July 29 in Afghanistan.  In a speech on the Senate floor, Durbin expressed his condolences to Nance’s family and friends.

“The motto of the 82nd Airborne is, ‘Airborne all the way!’  Isaiah lived every bit of this motto in his faithful service to America, and with his family and friends,” Durbin said.  “Mr. President, every member of the Senate would be proud to have a son like Isaiah.  And every member joins me in expressing our condolences to his family at this terrible time, and grieving with them over his bright light, ended all too soon.”

Video of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor are available here.

Audio of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor is available here.

Footage of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor is available here for TV Stations.