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JOINT CONCURRENT HOUSE RESOLUTION

State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution


H.C.R. 60


House concurrent resolution welcoming home from deployment in Iraq members of the Vermont National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery Regiment

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

Whereas, the Vermont National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery Regiment comprises soldiers from armories in Berlin, Burlington, Vergennes, and Waterbury who come from many communities in Vermont, and

Whereas, on January 23, 2004, 200 members of the 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery Regiment departed from Vermont for Fort Dix, New Jersey where they completed preparatory training prior to their deployment to Iraq, and

Whereas, in March, these outstanding Vermont citizen soldiers were deployed to Iraq for an 11‑month tour of duty, and

Whereas, after nearly a year serving their nation with distinction and honor as members of the United States military forces in Iraq, the citizen soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery Regiment completed their overseas assignment and boarded an aircraft for the long journey home, and

Whereas, on Thursday, February 10, 2005, they landed safely at Fort Dix, New Jersey for a period of debriefing before heading home to Vermont for reunions with their families, and

Whereas, families of Vermont National Guard members have experienced challenging times during the deployment period and will be relieved that the soldiers are returning home, and

Whereas, the members of the General Assembly recognize the personal and professional sacrifices that Vermont National Guard personnel deployed overseas for extended periods of time have made in fulfilling their military obligations, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is extremely proud of the Vermont National Guard and extends the warmest possible welcome home to the members of the Vermont National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery Regiment on their return from an 11‑month deployment to Iraq, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this Resolution to Vermont Adjutant General Martha Rainville at Camp Johnson in Colchester and to each member of the Vermont National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery Regiment.

 

____________________________              Attested to:

Gaye R. Symington

Speaker of the House

 

____________________________              ____________________________

Brian E. Dubie                                             Donald G. Milne

President of the Senate                              Clerk, House of Representatives       

                                                                      Date:_______________________

 

 



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