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File Number: 111848
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File Number: 111848 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-889-11 Control: County Commission
File Name: NAVY SEAL TEAM Introduced: 9/1/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 10/4/2011
Agenda Date: 10/4/2011 Agenda Item Number: 11A20
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE HEROIC EFFORTS OF THE MEMBERS OF NAVY SEAL TEAM SHOT DOWN IN AFGHANISTAN ON AUGUST 6, 2011
Indexes: NAVY
Sponsors: Sen. Javier D. Souto, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 10/4/2011 11A20 Adopted P

Public Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 9/13/2011 2B Forwarded with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Gerald Sanchez read the title of the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no comments or questions, the Committee members proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 9/1/2011 Referred Public Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 9/13/2011

County Attorney 9/1/2011 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 9/6/2011

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE HEROIC EFFORTS OF THE MEMBERS OF NAVY SEAL TEAM SHOT DOWN IN AFGHANISTAN ON AUGUST 6, 2011

BODY
WHEREAS, on Saturday, August 6, 2011, insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan killing 30 U.S. troops, most of whom were members of the the U.S. Navy's Sea, Air and Land Teams, commonly known as Navy SEALs; and
WHEREAS, some of the Navy SEALs killed were part of the same elite unit, SEAL Team 6, that killed Al Quaeda leader Osama bin Laden according to Associated Press reports; and
WHEREAS, the 30 U.S. troops killed represented the worst single-day death toll for U.S. forces in Afghanistan since the start of the war in Afghanistan nearly a decade ago; and
WHEREAS, every night in Afghanistan, U.S. troops leave bases in dozens of helicopters, landing amidst Taliban strongholds in remote areas in an ongoing search for local Taliban leaders; and
WHEREAS, the death of 30 U.S. troops on August 6 serves as a reminder of the heroic efforts taken by U.S. troops in both Afghanistan and Iraq every day; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to recognize the heroic efforts not only of the 30 U.S. troops shot down on August 6, but also of the heroic efforts undertaken by U.S. troops in Afghanistan, in Iraq and elsewhere in the world every day,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Recognizes the heroic efforts of the members of Navy SEAL Team and other U.S. troops that were shot down in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit certified copies of this resolution to the families of the U.S. troops killed on August 6, 2011 and the U.S. Secretary of the Navy, with copies to the members of the Miami-Dade Congressional Delegation.
Section 3. Directs the Miami-Dade County Protocol and Employee Recognition Division to identify any Miami-Dade County residents killed on August 6, 2011 for presentation of the Miami-Dade County Medal of Valor pursuant to Ordinance No. 10-29 as amended.



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