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Full Text of SJR0025  102nd General Assembly

SJ0025 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 the truly great individuals
4who have served our country and, in doing so, have made the
5ultimate sacrifice for our nation; and
 
6    WHEREAS, Daniel Lee Kick was born on January 26, 1948 and
7grew up in Riverton; he attended Riverton Grade School and
8graduated from Riverton High School in 1966; and
 
9    WHEREAS, After graduating high school, Daniel Lee Kick
10enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was deployed to
11South Vietnam on September 25, 1967; and
 
12    WHEREAS, PFC Kick served with the 1st Marine Division, 1st
13Battalion, 5th Marines, H&S Company; and
 
14    WHEREAS, From February 13 through February 23, 1968, the
151st Battalion, 5th Marines were engaged with heavily-armed and
16well-entrenched North Vietnamese Army forces as part of the
17Tet Offensive in the city of Hue, South Vietnam; and
 
18    WHEREAS, For six consecutive days during the fighting, PFC
19Kick continuously risked his life by performing medevac and
20resupply missions for his embattled unit in the face of small

 

 

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1arms fire, automatic weapons, and rocket fire; his actions
2were undoubtedly directly influential in saving the lives of
3many of his fellow Marines; and
 
4    WHEREAS, While on a medevac run on the evening of February
516, 1968, PFC Kick's vehicle was ambushed by the enemy, and he
6was mortally wounded; and
 
7    WHEREAS, PFC Kick was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze
8Star, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign
9Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal; he was also awarded the
10Vietnamese Military Merit Medal and the Vietnamese Gallantry
11Cross with Palm from the South Vietnam Government; his name
12can be found on Panel 40E Line 7 of the Vietnam Veterans
13Memorial in Washington, D.C.; therefore, be it
 
14    RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL
15ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE HOUSE OF
16REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING HEREIN, that the IL Route 54 bridge
17crossing the Sangamon River near Riverton shall be designated
18as the "PFC Daniel Lee Kick Memorial Bridge"; and be it further
 
19    RESOLVED, That the Illinois Department of Transportation
20is requested to erect at suitable locations, consistent with
21State and federal regulations, appropriate plaques or signs
22giving notice of the name "PFC Daniel Lee Kick Memorial

 

 

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1Bridge"; and be it further
 
2    RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
3presented to the family of PFC Kick, the Mayor of Riverton, and
4the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation.