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Full Text of HR0420  102nd General Assembly

HR0420 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to recognize the 50th anniversary of the
4passing of Specialist Gary Lee Holian, who died for his
5country on August 12, 1971; and
 
6    WHEREAS, Specialist Holian was born in Chicago to Joseph
7R. and Elaine J. Holian on December 8, 1950; and
 
8    WHEREAS, Specialist Holian began his tour in Vietnam on
9October 23, 1970 as part of the Aero Rifle Platoon, D Troop,
103rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
11and achieved the rank of Specialist Four before the time of his
12passing; and
 
13    WHEREAS, Specialist Holian received numerous awards for
14his service, including the Purple Heart Medal, the Combat
15Infantry Badge, the Vietnam Service Medal with One Service
16Star, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the National Defense
17Service Medal; and
 
18    WHEREAS, Specialist Holian fought bravely for his country
19in the Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam before he was killed
20in action by a 122MM rocket that was fired at his helicopter on
21August 12, 1971; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, Specialist Holian's final resting place is in the
2Mount Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst; therefore, be it
 
3    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
4HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
5we recognize the passing of Specialist Gary Lee Holian on the
650th anniversary of his death and express our sincere
7gratitude for his service to those who mourn his loss, his
8family, his friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
9further
 
10    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
11presented to the family of Spec. Holian.