Victims' Rights Caucus



Lance Cpl. Luke Yepsen, Texas Warrior

Madam Speaker,

We are United States Marines,

And for two and a quarter centuries

We have defined the standards of courage,


And military prowess.

Words spoken

By USMC General James L. Jones

Describes the elitism of those chosen few

Who wear the title of

United States Marine.

Luke was a young man whose life made a difference.

He personified the core values of the United States Marine Corps




From Kingwood, Texas,

A close-knit community near Houston

Luke was a graduate of Kingwood High School. He known for his big heart

And his ability to live life to the fullest.

He enjoyed traveling

And was proud to have visited 20 countries

In his short lifetime.

Luke deeply cared

About his family back home