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S.R. No. 154, as introduced: 91st Legislative Session (2019-2020) Posted on February 11, 2020

1.1A Senate resolution
1.2honoring Chong Lee Herr.
1.3WHEREAS, Chong Lee Herr was born on June 8, 1943, in Samneau, Houaphanh, Laos, to
1.4father, Va Chia Herr, and mother, Mim Thoj; and
1.5WHEREAS, Herr married his wife, Eng Lee, in December 1962; and
1.6WHEREAS, Herr received a basic education under military training and from 1965 to 1975,
1.7during the Secret War in Laos, he served under Colonel Lee Lao in Royal Lao's Army Region 2,
1.8Branch 26, and received the rank of Lieutenant; and
1.9WHEREAS, after the Secret War in 1979, Herr and his family escaped Laos by crossing the
1.10Mekong River to Thailand and spent four months in the Ban Vinai Refugee Camp; and
1.11WHEREAS, he arrived in the United States in Santa Ana, California, in October 1979 and
1.12worked in a manufacturing company there for five years; and
1.13WHEREAS, Herr and his family then moved to Fresno in 1981 and to Milwaukee in 1992,
1.14where he and his wife currently reside; and
1.15WHEREAS, he is currently the owner of an Asian American retail on Forest Home Avenue
1.16in Milwaukee; and
1.17WHEREAS, Herr and his wife have three children, four grandsons, and ten granddaughters;
1.19NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the State of Minnesota that it
1.20honors Chong Lee Herr for his outstanding service to his country and community.
1.21BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is directed to prepare an
1.22enrolled copy of this resolution, to be authenticated by the Secretary's signature and that of the
1.23Chair of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, and transmit it to Chong Lee Herr.
Cal R. LudemanSecretary of the Senate Paul E. GazelkaChair, Senate Committee onRules and Administration
Foung HawjState Senator, District 67

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