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Full Text of SR0657  93rd General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Senate of the State of Illinois
3 were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Lance Cpl.
4 Jonathan W. Collins of Crystal Lake on August 8, 2004 in Al
5 Anbar province of Iraq; and
6     WHEREAS, Jonathan Collins was assigned to the 2nd
7 Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine
8 Expeditionary Force out of Camp Pendleton, California; and
9     WHEREAS, He was born in Naperville to Jack and Angel
10 (Betancourt) Collins and was the second of four children; his
11 family moved often, to Connecticut, New Jersey, Michigan, and
12 Virginia, before settling in Crystal Lake halfway through his
13 freshman year; he was a 2003 graduate of Crystal Lake South
14 High School and was a member of the soccer and swim teams; he
15 also participated in theatre and Gator Pride; shortly after his
16 graduation he enlisted in the Marines; and
17     WHEREAS, Lance Cpl. Collins was recently promoted from the
18 rank of private first class; he loved being a Marine,
19 especially when he built a school, strung wire to provide
20 electricity for homes, and passed out candy to fellow Marines;
21 and
22     WHEREAS, He was planning to use the money he had earned
23 during military service to go to college and become a police
24 officer; and
25     WHEREAS, The passing of Lance Cpl. Jonathan W. Collins will
26 be deeply felt by many, especially his parents, Jack and Angel;
27 his brother, Brandon; his two sisters, Lauren and Devon; his
28 maternal grandfather, Elias Betancourt; his paternal
29 grandparents, John and Alice Collins; and many aunts, uncles,
30 and cousins; and



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1     WHEREAS, He was preceded in death by his maternal
2 grandmother, Sandra Maria (Cooley) Betancourt; therefore, be
3 it
5 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that together with his
6 family, friends, educators, community, and fellow members of
7 the United States armed forces, we mourn the death of Lance
8 Cpl. Jonathan W. Collins, who will be remembered for his
9 selflessness, bravery, patriotism, sense of humor, confidence,
10 generosity, kindness, and strong character and we offer our
11 deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved him; and be it
12 further
13     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
14 presented to the family of Lance Cpl. Jonathan W. Collins as a
15 token of our deepest sympathy.