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H. RES. 286

H. RES. 286  Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United    States should leave no member of the Armed Forces unaccounted for during the drawdown of forces in Afghanistan.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 28, 2013

Mr. Nugent (for himself and Mr. Andrews) submitted the following

resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

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RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should leave no member of the Armed Forces unaccounted for

during the drawdown of forces in Afghanistan. 

Whereas the United States is a country of great honor and integrity;

Whereas the United States has made a sacred promise to members of the Armed

Forces who are deployed overseas in defense of this country that their sacrifice and service will never be forgotten; and

Whereas the United States can never thank the proud members of the Armed Forces enough for what they do for this country on a daily basis: Now,

therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives--

(1) believes that abandoning the search efforts for members of the Armed Forces who are missing or captured in the line of duty now or in the future is unacceptable;

(2) believes that the United States has a responsibility to keep the promises made to members of the Armed Forces who risk their lives on a daily basis on behalf of the people of the United States;

(3) supports the United States Soldier's Creed and the Warrior Ethos, which state that ``I will never leave a fallen comrade''; and

(4) believes that, while the United States continues to transition leadership roles in combat operations in Afghanistan to the people of Afghanistan, the United States must continue to fulfill these important promises to any member of the Armed Forces who is in a missing status or captured as a result of

service in Afghanistan now or in the future.

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