Resolution J2366-2013

Recognizing Michael Daughtry upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013 Veterans Day Distinguished Honoree

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  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 18, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 13, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION recognizing Michael Daughtry upon the occasion of
his designation as a 2013 Veterans Day Distinguished Honoree

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this  Legislative  Body to acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose professional lives, personal endeavors and
community service are an example and inspiration  to  their  colleagues,
friends, and family; and
  WHEREAS,  Members  and  former  members  of  the Armed Services of the
United States from the State of New York, who have served  so  valiantly
and  honorably  in wars in which this country's freedom was at stake, as
well as in the preservation of peace in peace time,  deserve  a  special
salute from this Legislative Body; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  recognize
Michael Daughtry upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013 Veterans
Day  Distinguished  Honoree; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated
on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, A Life Member of  the  Vietnam  Veterans  of  America  (VVA),
Michael  Daughtry  is  2nd Vice President of VVA Chapter 32, Queens, New
York; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Michael Daughtry is currently a  national  dele-
gate  and  New  York State delegate for the VVA Board of Directors-elect
for VFW Post 4787, Whitestone, New York; and
  WHEREAS, A member of the DAV, VFW, and American Legion, Michael Daugh-
try is very active in VVA chapter activities, the veterans community and
the advancement of veterans rights; and
  WHEREAS, The active duty United States Army career of Michael Daughtry
began in 1967; he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, D  Compa-
ny, 1st Battalion, 501st infantry; and
  WHEREAS, Michael Daughtry deployed to Vietnam in December 1967; he was
seriously  wounded in action in mid-1967, and spent one and a half years
recuperating from his wounds in St.  Alban's  Hospital  in  Queens,  New
York; and
  WHEREAS,  During  his distinguished military service, Michael Daughtry
was awarded the Purple  Heart,  Bronze  Star  Medal,  Army  Commendation
Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Viet-
nam Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Vietnam Presidential Unit
Citation and National Defense Medal; and
  WHEREAS, Michael Daughtry worked for General Motors for 32 years until
his retirement five years ago; and
  WHEREAS,  Michael  Daughtry  and  his wife of 46 years, Diane, are the
proud parents of three children; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of  his  military,  professional
and  community  service,  a  period of constructive involvement, Michael
Daughtry has stood constant in dignity, good grace and  humor,  and  has
earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues, family and friends;
and
  WHEREAS,  Our veterans deserve to be recognized, commended and thanked
by the people of the State of New York for their service and  for  their
dedication; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize Michael Daughtry upon the occasion of  his  designation  as  a
2013 Veterans Day Distinguished Honoree; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Michael Daughtry.

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