South Carolina General Assembly
121st Session, 2015-2016

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Senate Resolution
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Introduced in the Senate on March 4, 2015
Adopted by the Senate on March 4, 2015

Summary: Ret. Sergeant Major Henry Humphries

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     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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3/4/2015  Senate  Introduced and adopted (Senate Journal-page 7)


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### A SENATE RESOLUTION

TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND SERGEANT MAJOR HENRY HUMPHRIES, U.S. ARMY (RET.), OF LEXINGTON COUNTY FOR HIS OUTSTANDING WORK IN SUPPORT OF VETERANS THROUGH A POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP AND TO WISH HIM ALL THE BEST AS HE CONTINUES TO SERVE OUR VETERANS.

Whereas, the South Carolina Senate is pleased to learn of U.S. Army (Ret.) Sergeant Major Henry Humphries' outstanding work in support of our veterans through a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) support group, Vets for Vets; and

Whereas, as an active member and deacon at Irmo's Gateway Baptist Church, Henry Humphries had a vision for a much-needed ministry in his church: a support group for veterans dealing with PTSD. This career military man had full understanding of what veterans with PTSD had to cope with since he was living with it himself; and

Whereas, with fellow retired serviceman Barry Whiteside, Henry Humphries embarked on the new ministry, Vets for Vets, which has been growing for several years and now includes members beyond the church rolls. Any veteran is welcome to attend; and

Whereas, since its inception, Vets for Vets' fine reputation has spread by word of mouth among veterans in the community, and the ministry is making such a huge difference in the lives of the veterans it touches that the group needs to divide and begin a second group; and

Whereas, to add to the effectiveness of Vets for Vets, Henry Humphries, who served in Vietnam and in President Ronald Reagan's White House for eight years, also donates his time to minister to veterans individually; and

Whereas, in addition to his work with Vets for Vets, Henry Humphries works with his church's ministry to widows. He and his wife, Anne, have two grown sons, Carl and Brandon; and

Whereas, in recognition of his spirit of excellence and dedicated service to the veterans he serves, Gateway Baptist Church will honor this tireless patriot on Memorial Day Sunday, May 24, 2015; and

Whereas, the members of the Senate recognize that the success of the State of South Carolina, the strength of its communities, and the vitality of American society as a whole depend, in great measure, upon the dedication of individuals like Sergeant Major Henry Humphries who use their talents and resources to serve others. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate:

That the members of the South Carolina Senate, by this resolution, recognize and commend Sergeant Major Henry Humphries, U.S. Army (Ret.), of Lexington County for his outstanding work in support of veterans through a PTSD support group and wish him all the best as he continues to serve our veterans.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be provided to Sergeant Major Henry Humphries.

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