Bill Text: TX SR131 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: In memory of Robert Morin Shoemaker.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-11 - Reported enrolled [SR131 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SR131-Enrolled.html
  In Memory
  Robert Morin Shoemaker
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas honors and
  commemorates the life of General Robert Morin Shoemaker, who died
  June 21, 2017, at the age of 93; and
         WHEREAS, Robert Shoemaker was born on February 18, 1924; he
  grew up on a farm in rural Michigan, and he graduated with a class
  of 23 students at Almont High School in 1941; he joined the United
  States Army upon his acceptance to West Point Military Academy,
  and he graduated in 1946; and
         WHEREAS, In 1965, General Shoemaker was deployed with the
  1st Cavalry Division to Vietnam, where he commanded the 1st
  Battalion, 12th Cavalry and the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry; he was
  later promoted to brigadier general, and in May of 1970, he led
  Task Force Shoemaker on the initial United States incursion into
  Cambodia; he went on to become the commander of III Corps and Fort
  Hood, and in 1977, he was assigned to the position of deputy
  commander of United States Army Forces Command in Fort McPherson,
  Georgia; after a year of service he was promoted to commander, a
  four-star position that only a select few army officers achieve,
  and in this role, he supervised approximately one million active,
  reserve, and national guard soldiers; and
         WHEREAS, After his 1982 retirement from the military,
  General Shoemaker became an active community leader; he served
  for eight years as an elected county commissioner in Bell County,
  and he volunteered for numerous charitable causes and was a
  well-known supporter of United Way; he was honored with both
  the Frank W. Mayborn Humanitarian Award and the Roy J. Smith
  Award for community service, and in 2000, the Killeen Independent
  School District named the Robert M. Shoemaker High School in his
  honor; and
         WHEREAS, General Shoemaker shared nearly 70 years of
  marriage with his devoted wife, Mary "Tuke" Shoemaker; he was a
  highly respected member of his community who was admired for his
  strength, his courage, and his commitment to serving his fellow
  citizens; he will long be remembered with great admiration by all
  who were privileged to share in his life; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby extend sincere condolences
  to the bereaved family of General Robert Morin Shoemaker; and, be
  it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for his
  family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the Texas Senate
  and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so in memory of
  Robert Shoemaker.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on August 11, 2017, by
    a rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate