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Text of Honoring the service and accomplishments of Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore, United States Army, for his 37 years of service ...

...years of service on behalf of the United States.

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IV

110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 944

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 28, 2008

(for himself, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Barrow, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Boustany, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Linder, Mr. Towns, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Hodes, Mr. Butterfield, Ms. Kilpatrick, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Mr. Melancon, Mr. Alexander, Mr. McCrery, Mr. Rangel, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Ms. Lee, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Clay, Mr. Clyburn, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Ms. Watson, Ms. Richardson, Ms. Clarke, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. Engel, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Weller of Illinois, Mr. Payne, Ms. Hooley, Mr. Pascrell, and Mr. McGovern) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

RESOLUTION

Honoring the service and accomplishments of Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré, United States Army, for his 37 years of service on behalf of the United States.

Whereas Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré is a native of Lakeland, Louisiana;

Whereas Lieutenant General Honoré graduated from Southern University and A&M College in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in vocational agriculture and, upon graduation, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army;

Whereas Lieutenant General Honoré graduated from Troy State University with a master’s degree in human resources and received an honorary doctorate in public administration from Southern University and A&M College;

Whereas Lieutenant General Honoré served in a number of infantry command positions in the Army, including overseas tours in Germany and as a commanding officer in the Second Infantry Division in Korea;

Whereas Lieutenant General Honoré saw action in Iraq and Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm;

Whereas Lieutenant General Honoré served as vice director for operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, District of Columbia; deputy commanding general and assistant commandant of the United States Army Infantry Center and School at Fort Benning, Georgia; and assistant division commander, maneuver/support for the First Calvary Division at Fort Hood, Texas;

Whereas Lieutenant General Honoré commanded the Standing Joint Force Headquarters—Homeland Security;

Whereas Lieutenant General Honoré commanded the First United States Army, responsible for the training and deployment of 500,000 National Guardsmen and reserve service members;

Whereas the awards and decorations of Lieutenant General Honoré include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters;

Whereas Lieutenant General Honoré led the Joint Task Force Katrina following the hurricane’s destruction of the Gulf Coast in 2005, where he commanded all active-duty troops from all military branches dedicated to the storm recovery operations; and

Whereas Lieutenant General Honoré and his wife Beverly raised four children, Stephanie, Kimberly, Stephen, and Michael, and their son Michael has served in Iraq as an Army sergeant: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

honors Lieutenant General Honoré for his 37 years of service on behalf of the United States;

(2)

commends Lieutenant General Honoré for his dedication and commitment to the Army and his leadership in the post-Katrina recovery effort; and

(3)

recognizes Lieutenant General Honoré as a soldier, commander, and leader and for displaying throughout his distinguished military service the highest levels of leadership, professional competence, integrity, and courage.