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ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2007-2008

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NO. R-387.  House concurrent resolution in memory of the American military personnel who have died in the service of their nation in Iraq from December 20, 2007 through March 27, 2008.

(H.C.R.261)

Offered by:  Representatives Obuchowski of Rockingham, Jewett of Ripton and Fisher of Lincoln

Whereas, Operation Iraqi Freedom began on March 20, 2003, and

Whereas, the fifth anniversary of American military involvement in Iraq was observed on March 20, 2008, and

Whereas, since March 20, 2003, our nation’s soldiers have frequently encountered life-threatening situations in the course of performing their assignments in Iraq, and

Whereas, on March 24, 2008, the 4,000th American military fatality in Iraq was recorded, and

Whereas, as is true in any combat situation, many brave Americans have lost their lives, and

Whereas, those soldiers who have died in Iraq from December 20, 2007 through March 27, 2008 are listed by name, rank, and military service in the order of their reported deaths and include: Molina, Joshua A., Specialist, U.S. Army, Rundell, Gregory B., Specialist, U.S. Army, Gamboa, Joseph D., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Delgado, George, Private, U.S. Army, Hake, Christopher M., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Hernandez, Jose A. Rubio, Specialist, U.S. Army, Habsieger, Andrew J., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Ray, II, Thomas C., Sergeant, U.S. Army National Guard, Williams, David B., Sergeant, U.S. Army National Guard, Stelmat, David S., Specialist, U.S. Army National Guard, Smith, Tyler J., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Unruh, Gregory D., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Elledge, Michael D., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Simpson, Christopher C., Specialist, U.S. Army, Brown, Lerando J., Specialist, U.S. Army National Guard, O’Brien, William D., Specialist, U.S. Army, Bradley, Juantrea T., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Jackson, Dustin C., Specialist, U.S. Army, Samten, Tenzin L., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, West, Laurent J., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Anderson, Phillip R., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Burkett, Donald A., Specialist, U.S. Army, Mallard, Torre R., Captain, U.S. Army, Suzch, Shawn M., Sergeant 1st Class, U.S. Army, Cimarrusti, Ernesto G., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Julian, David D., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, McDavid, Robert T., Corporal, U.S. Army, McIntosh, Scott A., Corporal, U.S. Army, Paniagua-Morales, Jose A., Corporal, U.S. Army, Frost, Christopher S., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, Mowl, Kevin S., Specialist, U.S. Army, Perez, Orlando A., Specialist, U.S. Army, Phillips, Micheal E., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Morgan, Keisha M., Specialist, U.S. Army, Weaver, Drew W., Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine, Raudenbush, Nathan R., Captain, U.S. Army, Mackey, Bryant W., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Alvarez, Conrad, Sergeant, U.S. Army, Bitton, Albert, Corporal, U.S. Army, Matlock, Jr., Micheal B., Specialist, U.S. Army, Runyan, Luke S., Specialist, U.S. Army, Groepper, Chad D., Specialist, U.S. Army, Washington, Javares J., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Spates, Corey E., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Sweet, Jack T., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Manibog, Michael T., Specialist, U.S. Army, Martin, Timothy P., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Whisenhunt, Jerald A., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Willett, Gary D., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Souffront, Luis A., Petty Officer 1st Class, U.S. Navy, Skelton, Bradley J., Sergeant, U.S. Army National Guard, Van Orman, Timothy R., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Osmolski, John C., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Baez, Miguel A., Specialist, U.S. Army, Alicearivera, Rafael, Sergeant, U.S. Army, West, Christopher J., Specialist, U.S. Army, Hardy, Nathan H., Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, Koch, Michael E., Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, Barrett, Chad A., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Straughter, Matthew F., Sergeant, U.S. Army National Guard, Schultz, David E., 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Norman, Michael A., Captain, U.S. Army, Craig, James E., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Jeffries, Gary W., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Marshall, Evan A., Specialist, U.S. Army, Meyer, Brandon A., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Young, Joshua A. R., Private, U.S. Army, Miller, Mikeal W., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Rogers, Alan G., Major, U.S. Army, Wilson, Robert J., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Crookston, Duncan Charles, Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Birkman, Tracy Renee, Sergeant, U.S. Army, Sturdivant, Michael R., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Whiting, Justin R., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Gluff, James M., Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine, Burress, Richard B., Specialist, U.S. Army, Schoolcraft III, Jon M., Specialist, U.S. Army, Kimme, Danny L., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Sharrett II, David H., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Sigsbee, John P., Specialist, U.S. Army, Lloyd, Keith E., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Christensen Jr., Curtis A., Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine, Davis, Todd E., Specialist, U.S. Army, Gaul, Sean M., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Sanders, Christopher A., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Pionk, Matthew I., Sergeant 1st Class, U.S. Army, Dozier, Jonathan Kilian, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, McBride, Zachary W., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Hart, David J., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Merlo, Ivan E., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Pannier, Phillip J., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Hanson, Timothy R., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Gudridge, James D., Specialist, U.S. Army, Lemke, Jason F., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Brown, Menelek M., Petty Officer 2nd Class, U.S. Navy, Olmsted, Andrew J., Major, U.S. Army, Casey, Thomas J., Captain, U.S. Army, Maseth, Ryan D., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Anderson, Joshua R., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Lacerna, Reno S., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Jeffries, Victor W., Petty Officer 1st Class, U.S. Navy, Berlin Jr., Joseph R., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Inman, Rowdy J., Captain, U.S. Army, Portell, Benjamin B., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Tutten, Bryan J., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Neesley, Peter C., Sergeant, U.S. Army, Howell, George J., Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Ray, Jeremy E., 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army, and

Whereas, each of the over 4,010 Americans who have perished since the commencement of military operations in Iraq has made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our nation, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors the memory of each service member listed in this resolution who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at the Pentagon, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of Defense is requested to send a copy of this resolution to the family of each member of the United States Armed Forces listed in this resolution.

 



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