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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R. 37

House concurrent resolution in memory of United States Marine Corps Lt. Col. David Greene of Shelburne

Offered by:  Representatives Schiavone of Shelburne, Errecart of Shelburne, 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, 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, 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:  Senators Condos, Flanagan, Leddy, Lyons, Miller, Snelling, Ayer, Bartlett, Campbell, Canns, Collins, Cummings, Doyle, Dunne, Gander, Giard, Illuzzi, Kitchel, Kittell, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, Mullin, Scott, Sears, Shepard, Starr, Welch, White and Wilton

Whereas, David Greene was a deeply patriotic American who made the ultimate sacrifice for his nation, and

Whereas, he demonstrated at an early age his potential to become a military officer when he was nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, and

Whereas, after graduating from the academy as a member of the class of 1986, David Greene was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and completed training as a helicopter pilot, and

Whereas, he served with honor as an active duty officer, and his superiors recognized that he was an outstanding member of the USMC as he was promoted through the ranks to positions of increasing responsibility, and

Whereas, Lt. Col. Greene decided to pursue a civilian career and became a member of a Pennsylvania‑based USMC Reserve unit, and settled with his family in Shelburne, and

Whereas, his USMC Reserve unit was assigned to the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775 of the Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3D Marine Air Wing which is based at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California, and

Whereas, shortly before his deployment to Iraq in January 2004, Lt. Col. Greene had spoken of the danger which he would confront as a helicopter pilot, and

Whereas, on July 28, 2004, the danger of which Lt. Col. Greene had spoken prior to his deployment occurred when the AH-1W Cobra helicopter he was piloting took groundfire over Al Anbar Province in Iraq, and he sustained a direct hit that proved fatal, and

Whereas, Lt. Col. Greene was one of the highest ranking United States military officers to die in Iraq, and

Whereas, the death of this brave man is a terrible loss to the members of his family, including his wife, Sarah, children, Jena and Wesley, all of Shelburne, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roswell Greene, of Punta Gorda, Florida and to USMC, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its sincere sympathies to the family of Lt. Col. David Greene of Shelburne, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Sarah Greene in Shelburne.

____________________________              Attested to:

Gaye R. Symington

Speaker of the House

____________________________              ____________________________

Brian E. Dubie                                             Donald G. Milne

President of the Senate                              Clerk, House of Representatives       




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