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Referred in House (09/09/2003)

 
[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
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[S. Con. Res. 65 Referred in House (RFH)]

  1st Session
S. CON. RES. 65


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 9, 2003

              Referred to the Committee on Armed Services

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
   To commend the Third Infantry Division (Mechanized) of the United 
          States Army for its role in the liberation of Iraq.

Whereas the Third Infantry Division of the United States Army was organized in 
        1917 for participation in World War I, and its fierce defense of 
        positions along the Marne River in France in July 1918 blocked an enemy 
        onslaught on approaches to Paris and earned the Division the motto 
        ``Rock of the Marne'';
Whereas the soldiers of the Third Infantry Division, now mechanized, stand ready 
        to answer the call to defeat aggression with rock solid determination;
Whereas more than 16,000 men and women from the First and Second Brigades of the 
        Third Infantry Division (Mechanized), stationed at Fort Stewart, 
        Georgia, and the Third Brigade of the Division, stationed at Fort 
        Benning, Georgia, were deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom;
Whereas the families of the soldiers of the Third Infantry Division (Mechanized) 
        deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom provided exceptional and 
        unwavering support for their soldiers during the deployment; and
Whereas Congress and the people of the United States have the greatest pride in 
        the men and women of the Third Infantry Division (Mechanized), and 
        strongly support those men and women as they carry out their duties: 
        Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), 
That Congress--
            (1) honors the men and women of the Third Infantry Division 
        (Mechanized) of the United States Army who participated in 
        Operation Iraqi Freedom and the follow-on military operations 
        in Iraq, for their professional excellence, dedicated 
        patriotism, and exemplary bravery;
            (2) commends the soldiers of the Third Infantry Division 
        (Mechanized) for their role in the fall of Baghdad;
            (3) expresses gratitude to the families of the soldiers of 
        the Third Infantry Division (Mechanized) for bearing the burden 
        of sacrifice and separation from loved ones during the 
        operations in Iraq; and
            (4) expresses deep condolences to the families of the brave 
        soldiers of the Third Infantry Division (Mechanized) who lost 
        their lives while fighting to liberate Iraq.

            Passed the Senate September 5, 2003.

            Attest:

                                             EMILY J. REYNOLDS,

                                                             Secretary.