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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R. 304

House concurrent resolution in memory of U.S. Army Private First Class Adam Muller of Richmond

Offered by:  Representatives Barnard of Richmond, Acinapura of Brandon, Adams of Hartland, Ainsworth of Royalton, Allard of St. Albans Town, Ancel of Calais, Anderson of Montpelier, Andrews of Rutland City, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Bray of New Haven, Brennan of Colchester, Browning of Arlington, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Cheney of Norwich, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Clerkin of Hartford, Condon of Colchester, Consejo of Sheldon, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Courcelle of Rutland City, Crawford of Burke, Davis of Washington, Deen of Westminster, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Edwards of Brattleboro, Emmons of Springfield, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Gilbert of Fairfax, Godin of Milton, Grad of Moretown, Grenier of St. Johnsbury, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Hosford of Waitsfield, Howard of Rutland City, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Johnson of Canaan, Keenan of St. Albans City, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, 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, Lenes of Shelburne, Leriche of Hardwick, Lewis of Derby, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Manwaring of Wilmington, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Springfield, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McCormack of Rutland City, McCullough of Williston, McDonald of Berlin, McFaun of Barre Town, McNeil of Rutland Town, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Minter of Waterbury, Mitchell of Barnard, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Moran of Wardsboro, Morley of Barton, Morrissey of Bennington, Mrowicki of Putney, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O'Donnell of Vernon, Ojibway of Hartford, Orr of Charlotte, Otterman of Topsham, Oxholm of Vergennes, Partridge of Windham, Pearson of Burlington, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pellett of Chester, Peltz of Woodbury, Perry of Richford, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover, Scheuermann of Stowe, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Smith of Morristown, Spengler of Colchester, Stevens of Shoreham, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Trombley of Grand Isle, Turner of Milton, Valliere of Barre City, Westman of Cambridge, Weston of Burlington, Wheeler of Derby, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington, Zenie of Colchester and Zuckerman of Burlington

Offered by:  Senators Racine, Condos, Flanagan, Lyons, Miller, Snelling, Ayer, Bartlett, Campbell, Carris, Collins, Coppenrath, Cummings, Doyle, Giard, Hartwell, Illuzzi, Kitchel, Kittell, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, McCormack, Mullin, Nitka, Scott, Sears, Shumlin, Starr and White

Whereas, Adam Muller grew up in Richmond, and this engaging young man was popular among his schoolmates and,



Whereas, during his senior year, Adam Muller exhibited his instinctive impulse to try the unexpected when he joined the Mount Mansfield Union High School chorale solely to sing the popular rock tune Bohemian Rhapsody, and

Whereas, as a first grader, Adam Muller met his future wife, Michelle, his soccer teammate and fellow school bus rider, and

Whereas, while it may not have been love at first sight, Adam Muller and Michelle eventually dated for the first time at a Mount Mansfield Union High School cabaret, and

Whereas, from that moment forward, their bonds grew stronger, and they married in November 2006, and

Whereas, after high school graduation, Adam Muller attended Vermont Technical College and studied to become a mechanic, but his special career goal was to work in law enforcement, and

Whereas, seeking to serve his country, he enlisted in the United States Army, hoping to be eventually assigned to military police duty, and

Whereas, in September 2007, Private First Class Adam Muller was deployed to Iraq as a gunner in the 10th Mountain Division, and

Whereas, on November 5, 2007, while riding in a Humvee near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, three fellow soldiers and he perished when an improvised explosive device destroyed their vehicle, and

Whereas, Private First Class Adam Muller hoped that the Iraqi children he encountered would remember him and his colleagues kindly, and

Whereas, aside from his wife, Michelle, his survivors include his mother, Katherine Muller, his father James Muller, and his stepmother, Michael Muller, who will cherish their special memories of him, and

Whereas, Adam Muller’s death marks a sad occasion for both the town of Richmond and the state of Vermont, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its profound sympathy to the family of Private First Class Adam Muller, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to his wife and his parents.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont