[Congressional Bills 117th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[H. Res. 638 Introduced in House (IH)]


  1st Session
H. RES. 638

  Honoring Missourians who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan.



                           September 14, 2021

Mr. Luetkemeyer (for himself, Mrs. Wagner, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Long, Mr. 
Smith of Missouri, and Mr. Graves of Missouri) submitted the following 
   resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services



  Honoring Missourians who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan.

Whereas Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz of Wentzville, Missouri, was a 
        dear and loving son, brother, and friend, who sought constantly to lift 
        those around him and care for others in need;
Whereas Lance Corporal Schmitz was a devoted patriot who knew that he wanted to 
        serve in the Marine Corps by his sophomore year of high school and 
        trained relentlessly on his own initiative so that he might one day wear 
        the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor;
Whereas Lance Corporal Schmitz enlisted in the Marine Corps before his 18th 
        birthday and went on to serve with gallantry as a Marine Corps 
        infantryman, upholding the standards and traditions of all the brave 
        service members from the State of Missouri who came before him;
Whereas Lance Corporal Schmitz went to Kabul, Afghanistan, in August 2021 and, 
        despite the risks, demonstrated heroic commitment to supporting the 
        evacuation of citizens of the United States, allies of the United 
        States, partners of the United States, and innocent civilians;
Whereas, on August 26, 2021, at just 20 years of age, while serving alongside 
        his fellow citizens to provide safe passage to those in need, Lance 
        Corporal Schmitz made the ultimate sacrifice at the international 
        airport in Kabul, giving his life so that others might live; and
Whereas Lance Corporal Schmitz was the last and youngest of the 56 Missourians 
        who made the ultimate sacrifice as part of Operation Enduring Freedom 
        and Operation Freedom's Sentinel and whose names shall not be forgotten, 

    (1) Christopher Michael Allgaier;

    (2) Michael Chad Bailey;

    (3) Michael Joe Beckerman;

    (4) Brian Jay Bradbury;

    (5) Paul Douglas Carron;

    (6) Jacob Russell Carver;

    (7) Joseph Brian Cemper;

    (8) Robert Keith Charlton;

    (9) Richard Michael Crane;

    (10) Robert Wayne Crow, Jr.;

    (11) Justin Eric Culbreth;

    (12) Robert Gene Davis;

    (13) Edward Fred Dixon III;

    (14) Jason David Fingar;

    (15) James Matthew Finley;

    (16) Zachary Michael Fisher;

    (17) Jacob Rudeloff Fleischer;

    (18) Blake Wade Hall;

    (19) Nicholas Joel Hand;

    (20) James Warren Harrison, Jr.;

    (21) Jonathon Michael Dean Hostetter;

    (22) James Roger Ide V;

    (23) Issac Brandon Jackson;

    (24) Christopher M. Katzenberger;

    (25) Jeremy Andrew Katzenberger;

    (26) William Jo Kerwood;

    (27) Daniel Leon Kisling, Jr.;

    (28) Denis Deleon Kisseloff;

    (29) Donald Matthew Marler;

    (30) Matthew David Mason;

    (31) Richard Lewis McNulty III;

    (32) Bradley Louis Melton;

    (33) James Douglas Mowris;

    (34) Michael Robert Patton;

    (35) Joseph Michael Peters;

    (36) Robert Wayne Pharris;

    (37) Ricky Linn Richardson, Jr.;

    (38) Charles Montague Sadell;

    (39) Charles Ray Sanders, Jr.;

    (40) Ronald Wayne Sawyer;

    (41) Patrick Wayne Schimmel;

    (42) Jared Marcus Schmitz;

    (43) Roslyn Littman Schulte;

    (44) Billy Joe Siercks;

    (45) Adam Olin Smith;

    (46) Tyler James Smith;

    (47) Christopher Glenn Stark;

    (48) Sean Patrick Sullivan;

    (49) Philip James Svitak;

    (50) Phillip David Vinnedge;

    (51) Matthew Herbert Walker;

    (52) Jeffrey Lee White, Jr.;

    (53) Matthew Willard Wilson;

    (54) Vincent Cortez Winston, Jr.;

    (55) Sterling William Wyatt; and

    (56) Gunnar William Zwilling: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives 
            (1) Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz and his 
        fellow Missourians who made the ultimate sacrifice during the 
        war in Afghanistan represent the very best of the State of 
        Missouri and the United States; and
            (2) the United States honors those brave service members 
        and their families and shall never forget the services they 
        rendered and sacrifices they made in the defense of their 
        grateful Nation.