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City of Brentwood
Proclamation Honoring
Paul Hernandez

WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood is honored to recognize Paul Hernandez; and

WHEREAS, Paul is an East Contra Costa County resident; and

WHEREAS, Paul joined the US Marines in January 1994 and completed his infantry training at Camp Pendleton in June of that same year; and

WHEREAS, Paul’s first assignment was in Okinawa as a team leader in an infantry rifle squad in preparation for invasion of Kuwait; and

WHEREAS, Paul’s other assignments included patrolling the borders with Iraq and to be QRF for Camp Doha, Kuwait in January 2002; and

WHEREAS, Paul was squad leader of an infantry rifle squad and then as Platoon Sergeant to patrol Baghdad and secure their check points in the inner city; and

WHEREAS, Paul led over 100 dismounted and mounted patrols in the Karrada Peninsula and the international zone; and

WHEREAS, Paul was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Force Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M/Device, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Marine Corp Meritorious Unit Commendation, Marine Corp Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, 2nd Armed Expert Marksmanship Badge with Pistol Bar, and the Army Commendation Medal; and

WHEREAS, Paul is currently working in a family owned concrete business.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the City Council of the City Brentwood, do hereby honor Paul Hernandez for his many contributions to the Brentwood area.

Dated this 23rd day of May 2006

Brian Swisher Mayor

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