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H. C. R. No. 44  As Adopted by the House
As Adopted by the House

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
H. C. R. No. 44

Representative Beck 

Cosponsors: Representatives Johnson, Landis, Bubp, Butler, Hagan, C., Martin, Milkovich, Rosenberger, Young, Yuko, Adams, R., Anielski, Antonio, Baker, Barnes, Blair, Boyce, Brenner, Buchy, Celebrezze, Celeste, Cera, Combs, Conditt, Damschroder, Derickson, DeVitis, Dovilla, Duffey, Fende, Gardner, Garland, Grossman, Hackett, Hall, Hayes, Heard, Hill, Hottinger, Kozlowski, Letson, Lynch, Maag, McClain, McGregor, Murray, Newbold, O'Brien, Patmon, Phillips, Pillich, Ramos, Roegner, Ruhl, Scherer, Sears, Slaby, M., Smith, Sprague, Sykes, Szollosi, Terhar, Thompson, Uecker, Winburn Speaker Batchelder 

To honor and commemorate veterans of the Vietnam War who served during the Mayaguez incident and the subsequent battle on Koh Tang Island that commenced on May 12, 1975.


       WHEREAS, United States Armed Forces served in Vietnam for a period of twenty years; and

        WHEREAS, Over 8,744,000 members served in the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War era; and

        WHEREAS, Over 58,000 United States service members, and over 3,000 Ohio service members, perished in the Vietnam War; and

        WHEREAS, Over 300,000 United States service members were wounded in the Vietnam War; and

        WHEREAS, Efforts to recover those missing in action continue; and

        WHEREAS, Although the last American combat soldiers left South Vietnam in March 1973, military advisors and Marines remained to protect U.S. installations; and

        WHEREAS, On May 12, 1975, less than two weeks after the Fall of Saigon, the Khmer Rouge seized the Mayaguez, an American container ship; and

       WHEREAS, United States Armed Forces commenced a rescue mission; and

       WHEREAS, The mission to liberate the Mayaguez, and the subsequent battle on Koh Tang Island, is considered the last combat mission in the Vietnam War; now therefore be it

        RESOLVED, That we, the members of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, honor and commemorate veterans of the Vietnam War who served during the Mayaguez incident and the subsequent battle on Koh Tang Island; and be it further

        RESOLVED, That the Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit duly authenticated copies of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Secretary of the United States Department of Defense, the members of the Ohio Congressional delegation, the Governor of Ohio, and the news media of Ohio.

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