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111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. RES. 1581


Honoring eight marines from the 3rd Battalion 1st Marines who fought in Haditha, Iraq, on November 19, 2005.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 29, 2010

Mr. Rooney submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


RESOLUTION

Honoring eight marines from the 3rd Battalion 1st Marines who fought in Haditha, Iraq, on November 19, 2005.

    Whereas Sergeant Sanick Dela Cruz, Captain Randy Stone, Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt, Captain Lucas McConnell, Lance Corporal Stephen Tatum, Lieutenant Andrew Grayson, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Chessani, and Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich all honorably served the United States;

    Whereas these eight men dutifully volunteered to serve their country in the United States Marine Corps;

    Whereas these eight marines faced imminent danger in the form of improvised explosive devices and small-arms fire from insurgent forces in Haditha, Iraq;

    Whereas these eight marines exhibited extreme bravery and courage to continue performing their duty under the harsh conditions of combat;

    Whereas these eight marines underwent the terrible tragedy of losing their friend Lance Corporal Miguel Terrazas;

    Whereas these eight marines made difficult real-time decisions under life threatening circumstances;

    Whereas these eight marines were wrongly accused of committing war crimes; and

    Whereas these eight marines were acquitted of all charges: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) honors the service of Sergeant Sanick Dela Cruz, Captain Randy Stone, Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt, Captain Lucas McConnell, Lance Corporal Stephen Tatum, Lieutenant Andrew Grayson, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Chessani, and Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich in the United States Marine Corps;

(2) thanks them for their courage and composure under life-threatening circumstances; and

(3) mourns the loss of Lance Corporal Miguel Terrazas.