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Full Text of SJR0012  102nd General Assembly

SJ0012 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, It is highly fitting that the Illinois General
3Assembly pays honor and respect to individuals who have given
4their lives in service to their communities; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Lincoln Hollinsaid was raised in
6Lake Wildwood and later moved to Malden; he graduated from
7Princeton High School; and
 
8    WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Hollinsaid enlisted in the United
9States Army in 1995; before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, he
10transferred to a different military unit to have a better
11opportunity of serving in combat; and
 
12    WHEREAS, On April 7, 2003, Staff Sergeant Hollinsaid was
13the platoon SGT when they had been assigned a mission to remove
14a wall that aligned with Highway 8 near the Baghdad airport;
15after a section had been removed, he walked forward to examine
16the area; at that time, enemy combatants fired upon him, and he
17was hit by small arms fire and an RPG; he died instantly; and
 
18    WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Hollinsaid was an avid outdoorsman
19and loved to hunt and drive his pickup, which he had adapted to
20use for four wheeling in the rough terrain and mountains of
21Southern California; therefore, be it
 

 

 

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1    RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL
2ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE HOUSE OF
3REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING HEREIN, that we designate the Main
4Street bridge over I-80 in Princeton as the "Staff Sergeant
5Lincoln Hollinsaid Memorial Bridge"; and be it further
 
6    RESOLVED, That the Illinois Department of Transportation
7is requested to erect at suitable locations, consistent with
8State and federal regulations, appropriate plaques or signs
9giving notice of the name "Staff Sergeant Lincoln Hollinsaid
10Memorial Bridge"; and be it further
 
11    RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
12presented to the family of Staff Sergeant Hollinsaid and the
13Secretary of Transportation.