Bill Text: TX HR2526 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: In memory of Henry Albert Phillips Jr.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-05-31 - Reported enrolled [HR2526 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HR2526-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 2526
         WHEREAS, A full and generous life drew to a close with the
  passing of Henry Albert Phillips Jr. on July 1, 2016, at the age of
  95; and
         WHEREAS, Hank Phillips was born in Providence, Rhode Island,
  on April 6, 1921, to Henry and Freda Phillips; a graduate of East
  Providence High School, he was working at a local steel mill when
  the attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War
  II, and soon thereafter he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps; he
  was deployed overseas in September 1943, and over the next year, he
  piloted 150 missions across the Himalayas, for which he was
  accorded two Distinguished Flying Crosses and six other medals; he
  continued his military career after the war, serving on 14 bases
  across the United States before retiring from the air force in 1962;
         WHEREAS, After returning to civilian life, Mr. Phillips
  enjoyed a career as a data systems manager for the City of Tampa,
  Florida, that spanned a decade and a half; in retirement, he became
  an avid golfer and went on to win the 1978 Florida State Golf
  Association Senior Four-Ball Championship as well as a host of
  other golf tournaments around the nation; in addition, he found
  time to recount his breadth of experiences in his 2012
  autobiography, Commander in the Sky; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Phillips married the love of his life, the
  former Ollie Twilley, on February 15, 1945, and over the course of
  more than seven decades together, the couple were blessed with a
  fine family that included three daughters, Tricia Browne-Ferrigno,
  Deborah MacIntosh, and Pamella Anderson, as well as five
  grandchildren, Allison, Parke, Phillip, Shawn, and Paige, and three
  great-grandchildren, James, Katherine, and Arden; and
         WHEREAS, Coming of age during World War II, Hank Phillips
  possessed the courage and initiative that defined the finest
  members of that generation, and he leaves behind a record of service
  that his loved ones can remember with pride; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of Henry Albert Phillips
  Jr. and extend heartfelt sympathy to his 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 adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Hank
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 2526 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on May 28, 2017.
  Chief Clerk of the House