Bill Text: TX HCR8 | 2013 | 83rd Legislature 1st Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: In memory of World War II veteran Jacinto Romo of El Paso.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Enrolled - Dead) 2013-06-26 - Signed in the House [HCR8 Detail]

Download: Texas-2013-HCR8-Enrolled.html
  H.C.R. No. 8
         WHEREAS, The certain knowledge of a life well lived may
  temper the sorrow felt at the death of Jacinto Romo of El Paso on
  June 15, 2013, at the age of 89; and
         WHEREAS, A native of El Paso, Jay Romo grew up on the city's
  south side as one of eight children; he served his country in the
  United States Army during World War II, and he was awarded the
  Silver Star for his valor in the capture of more than 100 German
  soldiers near Montepiano, Italy, an event that led to a break in the
  enemy defense line; in addition, he drove an amphibious vehicle,
  transporting troops and supplies from ship to shore under fire,
  when his unit landed at Anzio, and he earned two Purple Hearts and a
  Bronze Star; and
         WHEREAS, This patriotic Texan was discharged from the 53rd
  Quartermaster Battalion in November 1945 and went on to pursue a
  career in the insurance industry; he started out selling policies
  and eventually operated his own agency; later, he switched to
  retail and sold furniture until his retirement in 1984; and
         WHEREAS, Deeply committed to the well-being of his fellow
  veterans, Mr. Romo was very active in the Military Order of the
  Purple Heart and helped others navigate the Veterans Administration
  system; his many accolades included the Michael Petricko Volunteer
  Service Officer Award; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Romo shared a fulfilling marriage with his wife,
  Aurora, before her passing; the devoted father of Gilbert, Patrick,
  and Bernadette, he also took great pride in his 16 grandchildren and
  22 great-grandchildren; he was a member of the Catholic Church; and
         WHEREAS, Brave, resolute, and compassionate, Jay Romo left an
  unmistakable imprint on the world as he moved through it, and those
  who were fortunate enough to know him will long remember his
  contributions to his country and his community; now, therefore, be
         RESOLVED, That the 83rd Legislature of the State of Texas,
  1st Called Session, hereby pay tribute to the life of Jacinto Romo
  and extend sincere condolences to the members of his family: to his
  sons, Gilbert and Patrick Romo; to his daughter, Bernadette
  Gutierrez, and her husband, Mike; to his grandchildren and
  great-grandchildren; to his sisters, Ernestina Romo Newton, Rosa
  M. Romo Sanchez and her husband, Reynaldo, Concepcion Romo Colon,
  and Martha Roa Callaway; and to his other relatives and friends;
  and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives and Senate adjourn this day, they do so in memory
  of Jacinto Romo.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 8 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on June 25, 2013.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 8 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the Senate on June 25, 2013.
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________