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H. Res. 991

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

March 13, 2008.  

    Whereas the 69th Infantry Regiment, or the Fighting 69th, with citizen-soldiers from Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Long Island, has faithfully answered America’s call to arms since its formation in 1851;

    Whereas the Fighting 69th was one of the first units to assist in the recovery effort at the World Trade Center in New York following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack, where they lost a comrade, a firefighter;

    Whereas the 69th Infantry Regiment, while deployed to Iraq as “Task Force Wolfhound”, its first overseas combat since World War II, fought to defend the city of Al Taji against al-Qaeda terrorists, protected Iraq’s first free elections, and secured the infamous “Route Irish”, the most dangerous road in Baghdad;

    Whereas 19 members of the Fighting 69th were killed in action and over 78 were wounded in Operation Wolfhound; and

    Whereas the Fighting 69th has now served the Nation in 5 wars and over 20 campaigns, and Congress has awarded 6 members with the Congressional Medal of Honor: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) recognizes the 69th Infantry Regiment, or the Fighting 69th, as one of the great regiments in American military history;

(2) recognizes that America owes a tremendous debt for the exceptional service, patriotism, and fidelity of the soldiers of the Fighting 69th;

(3) recognizes that the Fighting 69th has continually participated in the Global War on Terror since the attack on September 11, 2001; and

(4) acknowledges that as the 69th Infantry Regiment deploys to Afghanistan to fight in the central front in the Global War on Terror, that the proud traditions of the regiment will be respected and that the sacrifices of one of America’s most storied combat units will not go unnoticed.



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