Text: H.Res.119 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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                 In the House of Representatives, U.S.,

                                                         March 9, 2005.
Whereas 2005 marks the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, in which the 
        United States Marine Corps and other units of the United States Armed 
        Forces assaulted and captured the island of Iwo Jima during World War 
        II;
Whereas the United States success in capturing Iwo Jima was a crucial victory 
        that provided a location for necessary airbases to eventually win World 
        War II in the Pacific theatre;
Whereas, in recognition of the particularly hazardous battlefield conditions 
        experienced by the Marines and other members of the United States Armed 
        Forces on Iwo Jima, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet, Fleet 
        Admiral Chester W. Nimitz stated that ``Among the men who fought on Iwo 
        Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.''; and
Whereas more than 70,000 Marines participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima, of whom 
        17,372 Marines were wounded and 5,931 Marines made the ultimate 
        sacrifice, giving their lives to secure the cause of freedom and the 
        United States victory in the battle: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) recognizes the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima; and
            (2) recognizes and commends the members of the United States Marine 
        Corps and all other members of the United States Armed Forces who 
        participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima for their sacrifice and 
        contribution, with particular honor given to those members of the Armed 
        Forces who gave their lives in defense of freedom during the Battle of 
        Iwo Jima.
            Attest:

                                                                          Clerk.