State Rep. Winters honors fallen CIA agent from Rockford
From press release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—State Rep. Dave Winters (R-Rockford) passed House Resolution 826, mourning the death of Elizabeth C. Hanson, a Rockford resident who was tragically killed while defending America’s freedom at a remote base in the mountains of Afghanistan Dec. 30, 2009.
“We lost a true hero from Rockford,” said Winters. “Elizabeth should be an inspiration to us all to do great things and to serve our country.”
Hanson was born in February 1979 in Rockford, and was the daughter of Duane Hanson Jr. She graduated from Keith Country Day School in 1997, and attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine, majoring in economics with a concentration in financial markets and Russian language and culture. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York, Hanson was prompted to explore the relationship between religion and economics and to dedicate her life to defending America’s freedom.
Hanson joined the CIA as a specialist and was charged with the tasks of finding Islamic extremists and gathering information about militant networks in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The resolution resolves that we mourn, along with her family, friends and the citizens of a grateful nation, the passing of Elizabeth C. Hanson. A copy of the resolution will be presented to the Hanson family.
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