THE  HOUSE RESOLUTION  210



114TH CONGRESS

1st SESSION

 

HOUSE RESOLUTION 210

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES  April 17, 2015

Mr. Duffy (for himself, Mr. Grothman, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, and Mr. Perlmutter)

submitted the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

RESOLUTION

Whereas the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong, and Montagnard Freedom Fighters and the people of Cambodia and Laos for their support and defense of the United States Armed Forces and freedom in Southeast Asia. 

Whereas the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong, and Montagnard Freedom Fighters (also known as 'southeast Asian veterans") fought and died with United States Armed Forces during the conflict in Southeast Asia; 

Whereas the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong and Montagnard Freedom rescued United States pilots shot down in enemy-controlled territory and returned the pilots to safety; 

Whereas the Khmer soldiers retrieved and prevented from failing into enemy hands secret and sensitive information, technology, and equipment; 

Whereas the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong, and Montagnard Freedom Fighters captured and destroyed enemy supplies and prevented enemy forces from using the supplies to kill members of the United States Armed Forces; 

Whereas the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong, and Montagnard Freedom Fighters gathered and provided to the United States Armed Forces intelligence about enemy troop positions, movement, and strength; 

Whereas the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong and Montagnard Freedom Fighters provide food, shelter, and support to the United States Armed Forces;

Whereas the Khmer and National Armed Forces of Cambodia facilitated the evacuation of the United Embassy in Phnom Penh on April 12, 1975, by continuing to fight the Khmer Rouges Forces as the forces advanced upon the capital; and 

Whereas veterans of the Khmer Mobile Guerrilla Forces, the Laotian Special Guerrilla Units, the Khmer Republic Armed Forces, the Hmong, and the Montagnard defended human rights, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of representation and association, Now therefore, be it,

That’s the House of Representatives affirms and recognizes the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong and Montagnard Freedom Fighters and the people of Cambodia and Laos for their support and defense of the United States Armed Forces and Freedom in Southeast Asia.

 

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