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NO. R-53.  House concurrent resolution in memory of Vermont National Guard Specialist Alan N. Bean Jr. of  Bridport.

(H.C.R.33)

Offered by:  Representatives Smith of New Haven, Adams of Hartland, Allaire of Rutland City, Allard of St. Albans Town, Ancel of Calais, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bartlett of Dover, Bohi of Hartford, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Brooks of Montpelier, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Condon of Colchester, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Cross of Winooski, Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster, DePoy of Rutland City, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Dowland of Holland, Dunsmore of Georgia, Edwards of Brattleboro, Emmons of Springfield, Endres of Milton, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Grad of Moretown, Green of Berlin, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Hosford of Waitsfield, Houston of Ferrisburgh, Howard of Rutland City, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Johnson of Canaan, Kainen of Hartford, Keenan of St. Albans City, Kennedy of Chelsea, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, Kiss of Burlington, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Koch of Barre Town, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, Larson of Burlington, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Louras of Rutland City, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Marron of Stowe, Martin of Springfield, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McCullough of Williston, McFaun of Barre Town, McLaughlin of Royalton, Metzger of Milton, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Miller of Elmore, Minter of Waterbury, Molloy of Arlington, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Morley of Orleans, Morrissey of Bennington, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Niquette of Colchester, Nitka of Ludlow, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O’Donnell of Vernon, Orr of Charlotte, Otterman of Topsham, Parent of St. Albans City, Partridge of Windham, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pellett of Chester, Perry of Richford, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Reese of Pomfret, Rodgers of Glover, Rusten of Halifax, Schiavone of Shelburne, Seibert of Norwich, Severance of Colchester, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Smith of Morristown, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Tracy of Burlington, Trombley of Grand Isle, Valliere of Barre City, Westman of Cambridge, Winters of Swanton, Winters of Williamstown, Wood of Brandon, Wright of Burlington, Young of Orwell and Zuckerman of Burlington.

Offered by:  Senator Ayer of Addison District, Senator Bartlett of Lamoille District, Senator Canns of Caledonia District, Senator Condos of Chittenden District, Senator Dunne of Windsor District, Senator Gander of Windham District, Senator Giard of Addison District, Senator Kittell of Franklin District, Senator Lyons of Chittenden District, Senator MacDonald of Orange District, Senator Mazza of Grand Isle District, Senator Scott of Washington District, Senator Snelling of Chittenden District, Senator Starr of Essex-Orleans District, Senator Welch of Windsor District and Senator White of Windham District.

Whereas, the members of the Vermont National Guard provide valiant service to our state in times of natural disaster and civil unrest, and to our nation during national emergencies and when international military commitments arise, and

Whereas, members of the 1st Battalion, 86th Artillery of the Vermont National Guard have been activated to serve as part of our nation’s armed forces serving in Iraq, and

Whereas, in the last week of May 2004, Spc. Alan Bean of Bridport, a graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School, was killed in the line of duty when mortar fire struck him during a mission escorting members of an intelligence unit, and

Whereas, his death, along with the simultaneous killing of a second member of the same Battalion, marked the first fatality under hostile fire that the Vermont National Guard has sustained since the Korean conflict in the 1950s, and

Whereas, Alan Bean Jr. had a sense of humor, and he was a true outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish, and

Whereas, he was the father of a new baby son, Gabriel Alan Bean, and is also survived by his parents Kim and Alan Bean Sr. of Bridport, his paternal grandfather, his maternal grandparents, and a brother and sister, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its sincere condolences to the family of Spc. Alan N. Bean Jr. of Bridport, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Kim and Alan Bean Sr. in Bridport.



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