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(Washington, D.C.) - An American hero was honored Monday in the halls of Congress.
Indiana Ninth District Representative Todd Young (R-Bloomington) spoke about Army PFC Zachary Salmon on the House floor for roughly one minute.
“While I never the honor of meeting him in person, I learned at his wake this past Friday that he exhibited all the best qualities of our men and women in uniform - a patriotic sense of duty, a strong desire to help others, and a keen awareness of his weighty responsibilities as a man in uniform,” Young said.
Salmon’s funeral was held in Lawrenceburg last week. He has been buried at Aurora’s Riverview Cemetery.
The 21-year-old Harrison, Oh. native died when the humvee he was riding in was attacked by a sniper in Afghanistan on Wednesday, Jan. 12.
Salmon leaves behind a three-year-old son, Noah, who Rep. Young made reference to throughout his speech.
“We all owe a debt today to PFC Salmon for making the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our country. Thank you PFC Salmon. May God watch over you, little Noah, and the rest of your family,” Young ended his speech.