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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 9

(By Senators Sypolt, Williams, Fitzsimmons, Yost, Prezioso, Miller, D. Hall, Jenkins, Stollings, Beach and Palumbo)


Honoring Mineral County natives, the late Sergeant Jonah Edward Kelley and the late Sergeant William Edward Shuck, Jr., recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
     Whereas, Sergeant Jonah Edward Kelley served his country during World War II, leading his company, the 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th "Lightning" Division, in Kesternich, Germany, in 1945, through fierce mortar and firearm attacks on barricaded homes, and although wounded, refused to withdraw to seek medical attention; and
     Whereas, Sergeant Jonah Edward Kelley cleared the way for his men by making multiple enemy kills, while at the same time taking continuous enemy fire to his body, ultimately succumbing to his wounds; and
     Whereas, Sergeant William Edward Shuck, Jr., served his country during the Korean War as machine gun squad leader in the 7th Marines, 1st Division, where he was evacuating casualties during an assault against an enemy position and was killed by sniper fire; and
     Whereas, For making the ultimate sacrifice for their country, both Sergeant Jonah Edward Kelley and the late Sergeant William Edward Shuck, Jr., were posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, which is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States; and
     Whereas, It is fitting and proper, on Mineral County Day at the Capitol, that the Senate honor the memory and service of these two Mineral County men for their courageous service to their country; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Senate:
     That the Senate hereby honors Mineral County natives, the late Sergeant Jonah Edward Kelley and the late Sergeant William Edward Shuck, Jr., recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives of the Mineral County delegation.
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