RECOGNIZING THE LIFE OF FALLEN MISSISSIPPI SOLDIER SERGEANT FIRST CLASS (SFC) WILLIAM C. SPILLERS
(Extensions of Remarks - February 15, 2017)

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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 27 (Wednesday, February 15, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E203]
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RECOGNIZING THE LIFE OF FALLEN MISSISSIPPI SOLDIER SERGEANT FIRST CLASS 
                       (SFC) WILLIAM C. SPILLERS

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                            HON. TRENT KELLY

                             of mississippi

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  Mr. KELLY of Mississippi. Mr. Speaker, today I rise in memory of Army 
Sergeant First Class (SFC) William C. Spillers who paid the ultimate 
sacrifice while defending our great nation on February 17, 2007, during 
Operation Iraqi Freedom III. SFC Spillers died of a non-combat related 
injury in Baghdad, Iraq.
  SFC Spillers worked at the Joint Forces Headquarters in Jackson, MS. 
He was assigned to the 230th Finance Detachment, 15th Finance 
Battalion, 13th Finance Group, Jackson, MS. Twenty-one members of his 
unit were mobilized in May 2006. They arrived in Iraq in August 2006.
  SFC Spillers, a Terry, MS native, was described by Major General 
Harold Cross as a model soldier who was always attentive to his duties, 
Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard. At the time of SFC 
Spillers's death, at least 47 soldiers or sailors with Mississippi ties 
had died in action since operations began in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  SFC Spillers devoted his life as a full-time soldier in service to 
our nation. He is survived by his parents Robert E. Spillers and Sharon 
Johnson, his wife Kim, his daughter Hailey, and sons Daniel and Myles.

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