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H.C.R. 5 Enrolled






Sponsor: Fred R. Hunsaker

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                  General Description:
                      This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor honors Utah National
                  Guard members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
                  Highlighted Provisions:
                      This resolution:
                      .    honors Utah National Guard members for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan; and
                      .    recognizes the many efforts of Utah National Guard members in helping to
                  strengthen and rebuild communities in Iraq and Afghanistan.
                  Special Clauses:
                  Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
                      WHEREAS, the National Guard has a proud tradition, has been in existence for over
                  365 years, and its members continually train to be the most ready reserve component in the
                      WHEREAS, the Utah National Guard has distinguished itself for service and
                  mobilization, and since the war began in Iraq, every unit in the Utah National Guard has been
                  mobilized in some fashion;
                      WHEREAS, units of the Utah National Guard serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are not
                  only striving to maintain peace and freedom, they are also serving the citizens of those
                  countries in unique and lasting ways;
                      WHEREAS, members of the 116th Army Engineer Company "Devil Diggers" stationed

                  in Iraq have hauled gravel, built roads, improved defensive positions, fabricated parts to fix
                  equipment, constructed helipads and taxiways, and provided civil engineering design and
                  construction surveying services;
                      WHEREAS, members of the 1-211 Attack Aviation Battalion stationed in Afghanistan
                  have provided humanitarian supplies to villagers in Jegdalek and made arrangements for a child
                  in the village to receive much needed eye surgery;
                      WHEREAS, Charlie Company of the 1457th Engineer Battalion, stationed in Iraq, has
                  been awarded the prestigious Itscher Award for being the best National Guard Engineering
                  company nationwide;
                      WHEREAS, these and other Utah National Guard units stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan
                  have worked hard and represented their state and nation with distinction in their efforts to secure
                  these struggling nations and help these societies rebuild in an atmosphere of freedom and
                      WHEREAS, many units of the Utah National Guard remaining in Utah are providing
                  much needed support for the units deployed; and
                      WHEREAS, the state of Utah is grateful for the exemplary manner in which units of the
                  Utah National Guard have served the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan:
                      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
                  Governor concurring therein, honor the efforts of Utah National Guard units stationed in Iraq and
                  Afghanistan, and those units at home that are supporting their efforts, for their dedication to
                  freedom and for their service to the people of these struggling nations.
                      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to each Utah
                  National Guard unit, past and present, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the units stationed in
                  Utah providing support services to the unit deployments.

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