CHAPTER 626

FORMERLY HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

NO. 27 AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT

NO. 1

PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE TIME OF MEMORIAL DAY, 1971, TO THE MEMORIES OF AMERICANS WHO DIED WHILE FIGHTING IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THIS COUNTRY, AND PARTICULARLY THOSE DELAWAREANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN CONFLICT.

WHEREAS, Americans of all races and. faiths have given their lives in battle for their beloved country since it first declared its independence nearly two hundred years ago; and

WHEREAS, the American holiday known as Memorial Day honoring servicemen who died in battle was first so designated on May 30, 1868, "for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating, the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country . . ."; and

WHEREAS, the present conflict in Southeast Asia has claimed the lives of thousands upon thousands of America's servicemen since this country first became involved in the early years of the decade of the 60's; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware has had 122 of its fine young citizens succumb to the perils of the Vietnam conflict during the period spanning the year's between 1963 and the present; and

WHEREAS, on this Memorial Day in 1971, the members of the 126th General Assembly wish to pay tribute to the memories of the Delawareans who gave their lives for the cause of freedom in all wars, but most especially for the 122 men listed below who have died during the hostile actions in the continuing crisis in Southeast Asia; and

WHEREAS, the members of the 126th General Assembly are grimly aware that nearly every family the State of Delaware has been touched deeply and directly in some way by the Vietnam

conflict whether it be by the loss of a loved one, a friend, or a friend of a friend.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 126th General Assembly, the Senate concurring, that all members stand for a moment of silent prayer in remembrance of the Delawareans who have died in all wars, particularly those persons listed below, victims of the War in Southeast Asia.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the text of this resolution, including all names as listed, be included in the Journals of both the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the family of each of the deceased servicemen whose names appear hereinafter.

DELAWAREANS KILLED IN THE VIETNAM

CONFLICT DUE TO HOSTILE ACTION (10/3/63 TO 5/25/71)

1. James H. Johnson, Jr.

2. James E. Holden

3. George W. Cripps, Jr.

4. Wilbert R. Butler

5. Frederick E. Smith

6. Douglas D. Alley

7. Edmund L. Sudler

8. James V. Donnelly

9. Richard K. Hill

10. Arthur C. Morris, Jr.

11. Charles E. Porter

12. Robert N. Tams

13. Edwin H. Sornson

14. Robert M. Bowman

15. William L. Lowman

16. Wolfram W. Bischof

17. Lawrence L. LaSalle

18. Louis A. Leatherbury

19. Victor E. Press

20. George F. Perry, III

Milford Millsboro Dover Wilmington Wilmington Newark Wilmington Wilmington Seaford Newark Wilmington Dover Dover Wilmington Smyrna Wilmington Newark Wilmington Wilmington New Castle

Oct. 3, 1963 Nov. 17, 1965 Jan. 13, 1966 Feb. 7, 1966 Feb. 26, 1966 Feb. 26, 1966 Mar. 23, 1966 Mar. 25, 1966 Mar. 26, 1966 Apr. 3, 1966 Apr. 8, 1966 May 10, 1966 June 20, 1966 June 29, 1966 Feb. 4, 1967 Feb. 13, 1967 Mar. 17, 1967 Mar. 24, 1967 Apr. 1, 1967 May 15, 1967

21. George H. Williams

22. Robert D. Alexander

23. James Albert Glover

24. Howard Lee Webb

25. Raymond D. Crowder

26. Graham N. Lowdon

27. Samuel Paoletti

28. William A. Pollard

29. Robert E. Johnson

30. Raymond J. Ludwig

31. George Edward Partin

32. Jon J. Hayden

33. Francis B. Amoroso

34. Theodore J. Chason

35. James T. Morris, Jr.

36. Edmund L. Palczewski

37. Kevin G. Flaherty

38. Lance N. Jenkins

39. Paul F. Branyan, Jr.

40. James L. Miller

41. Donald P. Hamilton

42. Robert W. Doyle

43. Paul M. Fones

44. Harry P. McFalls

45. Robert L. Tracy

46. Isaiah White

47. Robert Mereider

48. Ralph L. Thompson

49. Robert C. Anderson

50. Donald E. Dawson

51. Wayrnan E. Paskins

52. Richard J. Faulkner

53. Linden W. Brittingham

54. Douglas D. Crowe

55. Thomas B. Adams

56. Raymond P. Dobrzynski

57. Frank Mastromatteo

58. Wayne C. Jester

59. Nolan R. Ray

60. Michael Momcilovich, Jr.

0. Charles A. Geronimo

1. George Coppage, III

2. Clifton Cubbage

Wilmington Claymont Wilmington Rehoboth Dartmouth Woods Wilmington

Bear

New Castle Greenville Wilmington Georgetown Newark

Newark

Maplecrest Pennrock Wilmington Wilmington Stanton

New Castle Seaford

Ellendale Richardson Park Bear

Lewes

Greenville Ellendale

Ellendale Wilmington Middletown Bellemoor Greenwood Wilmington Milton

Newark

Selbyville Wilmington Edgemoor Terrace Milford

Dover

Brandywood Wilmington Camden

Bowers Beach

May 16, 1967 May 20, 1967 May 31, 1967 June 8, 1967 June 19, 1967 June 30, 1967 July 17, 1967 July 21, 1967 July 21, 1967 July 27, 1967 Aug. 14, 1967 Aug. 16, 1967 Sept. 3, 1967 Oct. 8, 1967 Nov. 3, 1967 Nov. 3, 1967 Nov. 4, 1967 Dec. 6, 1967 Dec. 10, 1967 Dec. 14, 1967 Dec. 19, 1967 Jan. 5, 1968 Jan. 10, 1968 Jan. 10, 1968 Jan. 18, 1968 Jan. 27, 1968 Jan. 28, 1968 Feb. 1, 1968 Feb. 3, 1968 Feb. 9, 1968 Feb. 14, 1968 Feb. 29, 1968 Mar. 1, 1968 Mar. 4, 1968 Mar. 4, 1968 Mar. 13, 1968 Apr. 8, 1968 Apr. 10, 1968 Apr. 12, 1968 May 5, 1968 May 12, 1968 May 15, 1968 May 16, 1968

0. Frank W. Jones

1. Leonard A. Bird

0. David M. Arnold

1. Donald L. Gibson

0. Luther J. Ross

1. William F. Baker

2. Bruce E. Clough

3. Morris A. Mallard

4. Bruce E. Dolbow

5. Robert E. Williams

6. Aaron H. Glazer

7. Philip D. Reeder

8. Werner Curt Brown, II

9. Ronald T. Bleacher

10. Sylvester J. Howard

11. Robert Dieffenback

12. John Joseph Gott, Jr.

13. Daniel A. Tressler

14. Frank W. Nelson, Jr.

15. Richard C. Stevenson

16. Jeffrey T. Cassidy

17. James L. Ripanti

18. Alan Geissinger

19.

Robert H. Donaway

20.

Reginald Burris

21.

Robert P. Acher, Jr.

22.

George L. Aikin

23.

Abraham L. Moore

24.

Frank H. Briggs

25.

Charles E. Boxier

26.

Robert A. Falkenau

27.

Gary L. Dempsey

28.

Thomas John PFotack

29.

James W. Stewart

30.

Michael DiPasquantonio

31. William J. Murphy

32. Eric W. Taylor

Claymont Newark Canterbury Hills Milford

Wilmington Middletown Magnolia Wilmington Felton

Newark Wilmington Hockessin Greenville Woodland Apts. Dunleith

Newark

Elsmere

New Castle Wilmington Georgetown Wilmington Wilmington Newark

Dover

Ellendale

Dover Middletown Dover

Heritage Park Wilmington Cragmere

Yorklyn Rosemont

Laurel

Pleasant Hills Est. Bear

Spring Valley

May 24, 1968 May 29, 1968 June 6, 1968 June 7, 1968 June 18, 1968 June 21, 1968 June 30, 1968 July 13, 1968 July 15, 1968 July 19, 1968 July 22, 1968 July 25, 1968 Aug. 2, 1968 Aug. 8, 1968 Aug. 25, 1968 Sept. 23, 1968 Sept. 23, 1968 Sept. 27, 1968 Sept. 29, 1968 Sept. 29, 1968 Oct. 15, 1968 Oct. 18, 1968 Dec. 18, 1968 Feb. 2, 1969 Feb. 23, 1969 Feb. 23, 1969 Mar. 10, 1969 Mar. 14, 1969 July 11, 1969 Aug. 18, 1969 Aug. 19, 1969 Sept. 2, 1969 Oct. 9, 1969 Oct. 11, 1969 Oct. 19, 1969 Oct. 28, 1969 Dec. 6, 1969 Jan. 1, 1970 Feb. 1, 1970 Feb. 2, 1970 Feb. 5, 1970 Feb. 16, 1970 Feb. 18, 1970

107. Raymond C. Hetzler

108. Glen Willard Miller

109. Francis X. Gaworski

110. Rodney W. Wilson

111. William J. Bunting

112. Earl Ray Webb, Jr.

113. Richard A. Bowman

114. Michael Raymond Dadisman

115. William Jones

116. Jesse L. Moses

117. John William Rucker

118. Joseph S. Tidwell

119. John R. Selak

120. Richard S. Dennison

121. Charles R. Anderson

122. Donald R. Bailey

Wilmington Gordy Estates New Castle St. Johns

Frank ford Newark

Newark

Newark

Millsboro Wilmington Wilmington New Castle

Dunlinden Acres Bethel

Middleboro Manor Willow Grove

Feb. 27, 1970 Apr. 7, 1970 Apr. 10, 1970 May 25, 1970 May 26, 1970 June 3, 1970 June 19, 1970

June 24, 1970 July 14, 1970 Aug. 4, 1970 Dec. 1970 Jan. 17, 1971 Feb. 21, 1971 Mar. 5, 1971 Mar. 3, 1971 Mar. 31, 1971

Approved June 12, 1971.