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S.Res. 109 (113th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should leave no member of the Armed Forces unaccounted for during the drawdown of forces in Afghanistan.

The text of the resolution below is as of Apr 24, 2013 (Introduced).


III

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 109

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 24, 2013

(for himself,Mr. Casey, andMr. McConnell) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to theCommittee on Armed Services

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should leave no member of the Armed Forces unaccounted for during the drawdown of forces in Afghanistan.

Whereas the United States is a country of great honor and integrity;

Whereas the United States has made a sacred promise to members of the Armed Forces who are deployed overseas in defense of this country that their sacrifice and service will never be forgotten; and

Whereas the United States can never thank the proud members of the Armed Forces enough for what they do for this country on a daily basis: Now, therefore, be it

That theSenate

(1)

believes that abandoning the search efforts for members of the Armed Forces who are missing or captured in the line of duty now or in the future is unacceptable;

(2)

believes that the United States has a responsibility to keep the promises made to members of the Armed Forces who risk their lives on a daily basis on behalf of the people of the United States;

(3)

supports the United States Soldier’s Creed and the Warrior Ethos, which state thatI will never leave a fallen comrade; and

(4)

believes that, while the United States continues to transition leadership roles in combat operations in Afghanistan to the people of Afghanistan, the United States must continue to fulfill these important promises to any member of the Armed Forces who is in a missing status or captured as a result of service in Afghanistan now or in the future.