82R10053 JGH-D
  By: Martinez Fischer H.C.R. No. 71
         WHEREAS, The Texas Legislative Medal of Honor was established
  to recognize gallant and intrepid service by a Texan in the state or
  federal military forces, and through his courageous actions in
  Vietnam, U.S. Marine Corporal Roy Cisneros of San Antonio proved
  himself a worthy candidate for this prestigious honor; and
         WHEREAS, Born on February 6, 1949, Roy Cisneros attended
  Cenizo Park Elementary School, Truman Middle School, and Edgewood
  High School; following his graduation in 1967, he joined the
  marines and trained at Camp Pendleton, California; in December
  1967, he deployed to Vietnam, where he became a squad leader with
  Company B, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division
  (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force; and
         WHEREAS, On September 11, 1968, Corporal Cisneros was
  conducting a reconnaissance in force in Quang Tri, the northernmost
  province in the Republic of Vietnam, when his company came under
  intense small arms and automatic weapons fire from an opposing
  company of North Vietnamese soldiers occupying fortified positions
  on a hill; during the ensuing combat, Corporal Cisneros skillfully
  maneuvered his squad across the hazardous terrain and directed his
  men's fire with devastating accuracy, destroying three enemy
  bunkers; and
         WHEREAS, With his squad pinned down by a heavy volume of fire
  from a fourth emplacement, Corporal Cisneros advanced alone and
  sought single-handedly to destroy the position; after firing a
  light antitank assault weapon into the bunker, he hurled hand
  grenades at the defenders and then opened fire with his rifle as he
  aggressively continued his assault; disregarding his own safety, he
  was delivering an effective attack on the emplacement when he was
  mortally wounded; and
         WHEREAS, The resolute determination and fighting spirit
  demonstrated by Corporal Cisneros inspired all who observed him,
  and he was instrumental in his unit's accounting for 45 North
  Vietnamese soldiers confirmed killed; as a result of his actions,
  Corporal Cisneros was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the
  second highest honor for valor that can be bestowed on a marine; and
         WHEREAS, Corporal Cisneros also received the Military Merit
  Medal and Gallantry Cross with Palm from the Republic of Vietnam; in
  2009, the elementary school he attended was renamed Roy Cisneros
  Elementary School in his honor by the Edgewood Independent School
  District; and
         WHEREAS, Through his unhesitating selflessness and his
  steadfast devotion to duty, honor, and this country, Corporal Roy
  Cisneros embodied the highest ideals of the United States Marine
  Corps, and he most assuredly merits the award of this state's
  supreme military medal; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 82nd Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby posthumously confer the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor on
  U.S. Marine Corporal Roy Cisneros in tribute to his heroic service
  in Vietnam and express profound appreciation on behalf of all his
  fellow Texans; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives and Senate.