2011 Senate Joint Resolution 51
ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTION
Relating to: the life and service of First Lieutenant Daren Miguel Hidalgo of the United States Army who lost his life during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Whereas, on February 20, 2011, Lieutenant Hidalgo, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, a member of Troop G, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, died as a result of wounds received during enemy action in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan; and
Whereas, Lieutenant Hidalgo was a student of Kettle Moraine Middle School and Kettle Moraine High School, where he wrestled and was a member of the school band; and
Whereas, Lieutenant Hidalgo provided faithful and honorable service to the people of the state of Wisconsin and the people of the United States, as well as continuing a family military tradition by being commissioned as an officer in the United States Army on May 23, 2009, and proudly serving his tour of duty in Afghanistan; and
Whereas, Lieutenant Hidalgo made his family, his friends, and his country extremely proud of his courage and bravery as he made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his nation in fighting for the cause of freedom; and
Whereas, Lieutenant Hidalgo was laid to rest in West Point, New York, on Monday, March 7, 2011; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the legislature of the state of Wisconsin commemorates the remarkable life of First Lieutenant Daren Miguel Hidalgo and extends its deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and colleagues; and, be it further
Resolved, That the senate chief clerk shall transmit a copy of this joint resolution to Daren Hidalgo's parents, Jorge and Andrea Hidalgo, and to his siblings, Jared Hidalgo, Miles Hidalgo, and Carmen Spellman.