NO. R-62. House concurrent resolution in memory of Staff Sgt. Michael S. Voss.
Offered by: Representatives Gervais of Enosburg, 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, 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 New Haven, 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 Collins of Franklin District, Senator Dunne of Windsor District, Senator MacDonald of Orange District, Senator Scott of Washington District and Senator Welch of Windsor District.
Whereas, Michael Voss was a graduate of Enosburg High School, and
Whereas, in 1988, he joined the United States Army and served for a decade with the 82nd Airborne, and
Whereas, Michael Voss was deployed to Panama where he was wounded and awarded a purple heart, and
Whereas, in 1990 and 1991, he served in the Middle East during both Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield, and
Whereas, after a decade, he concluded his service in the United States Army married, and entered civilian life, and
Whereas, Michael Voss settled in North Carolina where he was pursuing a degree at Sandhills Community College where he was an honor society student, and
Whereas, he loved to spend time outdoors and was an avid marksman, and
Whereas, he joined that state’s Army National Guard, and
Whereas, as a member of the U.S. Army National Guard 1-120th Infantry Battalion, Staff Sgt. Voss was deployed to Iraq, and
Whereas, on Friday, October 8, 2004, he was killed in the line of duty, and
Whereas, he was the son of Christine Passero and George Voss, the husband of Emily Dale Voss, the father of two daughters, Lauren and Madelyn Voss, each of whom will miss him very much, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly extends its sincere sympathies to the family of Staff Sgt. Michael Voss, and be it further
Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Emily Dale Voss in Carthage, North Carolina, George Voss in Enosburg Falls, and Christine Passero of Copiague, New York.
The Vermont General Assembly
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