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Otter opens State of State message with recognition of lost service members

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter delivers his State of the State message on Monday (Betsy Russell)
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter delivers his State of the State message on Monday (Betsy Russell)

As he opens his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature today, Gov. Butch Otter is honoring four Idahoans who lost their lives in military service in 2013: Specialist Thomas Murach, Specialist Mitchell Daehling, Staff Sergeant Octavio Herrera, and Captain David Lyon. He also acknowledged the 177 men and women of the Idaho Army and Air National Guard who were deployed “in harm’s way on our behalf this past year.” He added, “But we all know that thanks alone are not enough to adequately demonstrate our gratitude to these valiant Idahoans.” That’s why, he said, he recently issued an executive order establishing the Servicemembers and Families Coordination Council to provide support for service members and their families.




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