“Memorial Day took on an even more special meaning this week for families in our district. Finally, Marine Private Jack Redman, who lost his life in battle on the island of Tarawa Atoll in the Central Pacific Ocean on November 23rd, 1943, is home in Watseka. After a 70 effort to bring Jack home, he was finally laid to rest this month in his hometown with full military honors,” said Representative Bennett.
“This week, the Illinois House adopted a resolution I filed honoring Private Jack Redman and his family. Jack’s heroism and his family’s determination are truly inspiring. You can read the resolution here.“