Oregon Legislature Honors Fallen Marine From Newport High

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The Oregon Legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 12, honoring United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Nathan Windsor for his service to his country. Windsor was born 1986, in Oregon City, and graduated from Newport High School in 2005.

Lance Corporal Windsro was killed in action while on patrol west of Fallujah, Iraq in 2007.

Windsor was a member of the Newport High School wrestling team and enjoyed snowboarding, all-terrain motorcycling, and video games. He was believed strongly in his country and joined the Marine Corps the day after his 19th birthday, just a few months following his graduation from high school.

Lance Corporal Windsor proudly served as an infantryman assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, in Twenty-nine Palms, California. His unit deployed to Iraq in January 2007. Lance Corporal Windsor was the point-man of the 1st squad for his platoon and was known by his platoon sergeant to have good combat instincts.

“While I never had the opportunity to meet Nathan, he was a remarkable young man,” said State Rep. David Gomberg, whose district includes Newport. “We are both saddened by his death and proud of his sacrifice. We, the members of the Seventy-eighth Legislative Assembly, recognize and honor United States Marine Lance Corporal Nathan Windsor for his service to his country,” he added.

Windsor died from a gunshot wound while investigating a known insurgent stronghold in a small Iraqi town on March 11, 2007. Just prior to his death He gave warning of the impending ambush, thus ensuring that he was the only American casualty that day.

For the full text of SCR 12, click here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Measures/Overview/SCR12