August 21, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Sallie Pat Tackett

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Sallie Pat Tackett.

“Gayle and I send our hearts out to Sallie Pat’s family, especially her husband General Allen Tackett, her children Lisa and Lieutenant Colonel Allen Tackett Jr, and her loved ones. As Governor, General Tackett served as the West Virginia National Guard Adjutant General and I saw firsthand Sallie Pat’s strength serving as the rock for our National Guardsmen and women and their families. I saw how she supported the families of our nation’s heroes, day and night, because she knew all too well that the families of those who serve also make great sacrifices. As she served alongside General Tackett, she also served generations of children as a beloved teacher. I know Gayle and I join countless West Virginia families in mourning the loss of one of West Virginia’s finest jewels – a pillar of strength in the Kanawha County community. We will forever keep Sallie Pat’s family, friends, and loved ones in our prayers.”