SR128: Celebrating the life of Lieutenant Colonel John Albert Bornmann, Jr., USA (Ret.).


SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 128
Celebrating the life of Lieutenant Colonel John Albert Bornmann, Jr., USA (Ret.).
 
Agreed to by the Senate, February 26, 2015
 

WHEREAS, Lieutenant Colonel John Albert Bornmann, Jr., USA (Ret.), a distinguished veteran and a respected leader in the Fairfax County community, died on February 17, 2015; and

WHEREAS, John “Al” Bornmann grew up in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and graduated from the United States Military Academy with a commission as a second lieutenant; he later furthered his education with master’s degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Southern Illinois University, and he qualified as a professional engineer in Florida and the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, Second Lieutenant Bornmann’s first assignment was with the 43rd Engineer Brigade, and he served in Vietnam with the 39th Engineer Battalion from 1968 to 1969; he continued to rise through the ranks, serving at postings throughout the United States and Germany; and

WHEREAS, Lieutenant Colonel Bornmann’s final assignment was with the Office of the Secretary of Defense; over the course of his distinguished military career, he earned a Bronze Star Medal, a Bronze Star Medal with a V Device, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and several other decorations; and

WHEREAS, after his retirement from military service, Lieutenant Colonel Bornmann worked for SRA International, Inc., for more than two decades; he continued to support his fellow veterans, serving as president of the Fort Belvoir Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association in 2000; and

WHEREAS, Lieutenant Colonel Bornmann was a proud, lifelong member of the Boy Scouts of America, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout as a young man; he served in leadership positions at troop and district levels and earned the prestigious Silver Beaver Award; and

WHEREAS, Lieutenant Colonel Bornmann worked to strengthen and enhance the Fairfax County community by volunteering his time and wise leadership with several other civic and service organizations; he served as president of the Stratford on the Potomac Section Four Neighborhood Association, cochair of the Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations, senior warden of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, and a member of the steering committee of the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Friends; and

WHEREAS, Lieutenant Colonel Bornmann will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 47 years, Priscilla; children, Kirsten and John III, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of Lieutenant Colonel John Albert Bornmann, Jr., USA (Ret.), a decorated war hero and respected community leader in Fairfax County; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Lieutenant Colonel John Albert Bornmann, Jr., USA (Ret.), as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s respect for his memory.

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 128

Offered February 26, 2015
 Celebrating the life of Lieutenant Colonel John Albert Bornmann, Jr., USA (Ret.).
Patron-- Puller

WHEREAS, Lieutenant Colonel John Albert Bornmann, Jr., USA (Ret.), a distinguished veteran and a respected leader in the Fairfax County community, died on February 17, 2015; and

WHEREAS, John “Al” Bornmann grew up in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and graduated from the United States Military Academy with a commission as a second lieutenant; he later furthered his education with master’s degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Southern Illinois University, and he qualified as a professional engineer in Florida and the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, 2nd Lt. Bornmann’s first assignment was with the 43rd Engineer Brigade, and he served in Vietnam with the 39th Engineer Battalion from 1968 to 1969; he continued to rise through the ranks, serving at postings throughout the United States and Germany; and

WHEREAS, Lt. Col. Bornmann’s final assignment was with the Office of the Secretary of Defense; over the course of his distinguished military career, he earned a Bronze Star Medal, a Bronze Star Medal with a V Device, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and several other decorations; and

WHEREAS, after his retirement from military service, Lt. Col. Bornmann worked for SRA International, Inc., for more than two decades; he continued to support his fellow veterans, serving as president of the Fort Belvoir Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association in 2000; and

WHEREAS, Lt. Col. Bornmann was a proud, lifelong member of the Boy Scouts of America, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout as a young man; he served in leadership positions at troop and district levels and earned the prestigious Silver Beaver Award; and

WHEREAS, Lt. Col. Bornmann worked to strengthen and enhance the Fairfax County community by volunteering his time and wise leadership with several other civic and service organizations; he served as president of the Stratford on the Potomac Section Four Neighborhood Association, co-chair of the Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations, senior warden of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, and a member of the steering committee of the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Friends; and

WHEREAS, Lt. Col. Bornmann will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 47 years, Priscilla; children, Kirsten and John III, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of Lieutenant Colonel John Albert Bornmann, Jr., USA (Ret.), a decorated war hero and respected community leader in Fairfax County; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Lieutenant Colonel John Albert Bornmann, Jr., USA (Ret.), as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s respect for his memory.