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H.C.R. 5






Sponsor: Fred R. Hunsaker

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor honors Utah National
             10      Guard members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This resolution:
             13          .    honors Utah National Guard members for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan; and
             14          .    recognizes the many efforts of Utah National Guard members in helping to
             15      strengthen and rebuild communities in Iraq and Afghanistan.
             16      Special Clauses:
             17          None
             19      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
             20          WHEREAS, the National Guard has a proud tradition, has been in existence for over
             21      365 years, and its members continually train to be the most ready reserve component in the
             22      world;
             23          WHEREAS, the Utah National Guard has distinguished itself for service and
             24      mobilization, and since the war began in Iraq, every unit in the Utah National Guard has been
             25      mobilized in some fashion;
             26          WHEREAS, units of the Utah National Guard serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are not
             27      only striving to maintain peace and freedom, they are also serving the citizens of those

             28      countries in unique and lasting ways;
             29          WHEREAS, members of the 116th Army Engineer Company "Devil Diggers" stationed
             30      in Iraq have hauled gravel, built roads, improved defensive positions, fabricated parts to fix
             31      equipment, constructed helipads and taxiways, and provided civil engineering design and
             32      construction surveying services;
             33          WHEREAS, members of the 1-211 Attack Aviation Battalion stationed in Afghanistan
             34      have provided humanitarian supplies to villagers in Jegdalek and made arrangements for a
             35      child in the village to receive much needed eye surgery;
             36          WHEREAS, Charlie Company of the 1457th Engineer Battalion, stationed in Iraq, has
             37      been awarded the prestigious Itscher Award for being the best National Guard Engineering
             38      company nationwide;
             39          WHEREAS, these and other Utah National Guard units stationed in Iraq and
             40      Afghanistan have worked hard and represented their state and nation with distinction in their
             41      efforts to secure these struggling nations and help these societies rebuild in an atmosphere of
             42      freedom and opportunity;
             43          WHEREAS, many units of the Utah National Guard remaining in Utah are providing
             44      much needed support for the units deployed; and
             45          WHEREAS, the state of Utah is grateful for the exemplary manner in which units of the
             46      Utah National Guard have served the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan:
             47          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
             48      Governor concurring therein, honor the efforts of Utah National Guard units stationed in Iraq
             49      and Afghanistan, and those units at home that are supporting their efforts, for their dedication
             50      to freedom and for their service to the people of these struggling nations.
             51          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to each Utah
             52      National Guard unit, past and present, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the units stationed
             53      in Utah providing support services to the unit deployments.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 12-22-04 10:17 AM

Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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