HR376: Commending Norman Duncan.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 376
Commending Norman Duncan.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 21, 2019

 

WHEREAS, Norman Duncan, veteran of the United States Army and World War II, was bestowed the rank of Knight of the Legion of Honor by the Government of the French Republic in 2018; and

WHEREAS, formally the National Order of the Legion of Honor, the French Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and remains today the highest French order of merit for military and civil conduct; and

WHEREAS, Norman Duncan received the distinction for his contributions to the liberation of France during World War II; as a young United States Army master supply sergeant, he supported the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944 and subsequent military campaigns; and

WHEREAS, Norman Duncan received the honor at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., joining the ranks of other heroic American veterans who have received the honor, including Dwight D. Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur; and

WHEREAS, born a century ago, Norman Duncan has been both a witness to and participant in many great chapters in American history, creating a better and more peaceful world for future generations; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Norman Duncan, veteran of World War II and Knight of the French Legion of Honor, hereby be commended for his recent distinction; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Norman Duncan as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration of his bravery and service.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 376

Offered February 20, 2019
Commending Norman Duncan.
Patron-- Bell, John J.

WHEREAS, Norman Duncan, veteran of the United States Army and World War II, was bestowed the rank of Knight of the Legion of Honor by the Government of the French Republic in 2018; and

WHEREAS, formally the National Order of the Legion of Honor, the French Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and remains today the highest French order of merit for military and civil conduct; and

WHEREAS, Norman Duncan received the distinction for his contributions to the liberation of France during World War II; as a young U.S. Army master supply sergeant, he supported the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944 and subsequent military campaigns; and

WHEREAS, Norman Duncan received the honor at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., joining the ranks of other heroic American veterans who have received the honor, including Dwight D. Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur; and

WHEREAS, born a century ago, Norman Duncan has been both a witness to and participant in many great chapters in American history, creating a better and more peaceful world for future generations; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Norman Duncan, veteran of World War II and Knight in the French Legion of Honor, hereby be commended for his recent distinction; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Norman Duncan as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration of his bravery and service.