Bill Text: VA HJR78 | 2018 | Regular Session | Prefiled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Specialist Douglas J. Green, USA.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-02-08 - Agreed to by Senate [HJR78 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2018-HJR78-Prefiled.html
Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled January 9, 2018
Celebrating the life of Specialist Douglas J. Green, USA.
Patron-- Murphy

WHEREAS, Specialist Douglas J. Green, USA, a patriotic member of the Sterling community and a beloved son, brother, and friend, was killed in action on August 28, 2011; and

WHEREAS, born in Alexandria, Douglas "Doug" Green attended Potomac Falls High School in Sterling, where he played football and lacrosse, participated in musical theater productions, and earned admiration for his work ethic; and

WHEREAS, possessed of a desire to be of further service to his community and country, Doug Green enlisted in the United States Army in 2007; after completing his training at Fort Benning in Georgia, he was assigned to Fort Wainwright in Alaska; and

WHEREAS, Doug Green served two tours of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom as a member of 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division; and

WHEREAS, Doug Green made the ultimate sacrifice on August 28, 2011, when his unit was attacked by insurgents in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan; in recognition of his valorous service, he was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal; and

WHEREAS, the Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides comfort and support to service members and their families by sending care packages and planning special events, was established by Doug Green's family in his honor; and

WHEREAS, Doug Green is an exemplar of the dedication to duty, bravery, and selflessness demonstrated by American men and women in uniform throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, Doug Green is fondly remembered and greatly missed by his mother, Suni Chabrow; father, Douglas Green; sisters, Kristin and Paige; and numerous other family members, friends, and fellow soldiers; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Specialist Douglas J. Green, USA, a courageous member of the Sterling community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Specialist Douglas J. Green, USA, as an expression of the General Assembly's respect for his memory.