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Full Text of HR0446  102nd General Assembly

HR0446 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, In August of 2021, a mass evacuation out of
3Afghanistan took place; and
 
4    WHEREAS, On August 26, 2021, during this evacuation at
5Hamid Karzai International Airport near Kabul, Afghanistan,
6United States of America service members, acting under orders,
7were guarding an airport security entrance checkpoint in order
8to maintain evacuation security and to prevent Afghan
9civilians from storming the airport; and
 
10    WHEREAS, The crowd of civilians and their U.S. guards were
11a target for terrorists; a large explosive device was
12detonated at the airport, followed by a mass shooting; and
 
13    WHEREAS, 13 U.S. service members, including 11 members of
14the United States Marines, one member of the United States
15Army, and one corpsman of the United States Navy, were killed,
16and at least eighteen additional United States service members
17were injured in the 2021 Kabul airport attack; and
 
18    WHEREAS, At least 169 civilians were killed, including
19civilians who possessed ties to the United Kingdom, and many
20others were wounded; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, These service officers and members of the United
2States armed forces have presented their fellow Americans with
3a shining example of love, honor, duty, and sacrifice;
4therefore, be it
 
5    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
6HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
7we honor and memorialize the American casualties of the 2021
8Kabul airport attack; and be it further
 
9    RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be delivered to
10General David H. Berger, Commandant of the United States
11Marine Corps, General Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the
12United States Army and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
13and Admiral Michael M. Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations.