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Sponsors: Reps. Loftis and Dillard
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Introduced in the House on May 26, 2016
Introduced in the Senate on June 2, 2016
Adopted by the General Assembly on June 2, 2016
Summary: First Lieutenant Douglas MacArthur McCrary
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/26/2016 House Introduced (House Journal-page 68) 5/26/2016 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 68) 5/31/2016 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 66) 6/1/2016 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 100) 6/2/2016 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence (Senate Journal-page 4)
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May 31, 2016
S. Printed 5/31/16--H.
Read the first time May 26, 2016.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 5440) to request the Department of Transportation name the bridge that crosses the Saluda River along South Carolina Highway 183 in the County of Greenville, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
JIMMY C. BALES for Committee.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE THAT CROSSES THE SALUDA RIVER ALONG SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 183 IN THE COUNTY OF GREENVILLE "FIRST LIEUTENANT DOUGLAS MACARTHUR MCCRARY MEMORIAL BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
Whereas, First Lieutenant Douglas MacArthur McCrary was born in Greenville on March 13, 1942, the son of Wayman H. and Thelma Armstrong McCrary; and
Whereas, he was married to Mrs. Vivian Williams McCrary and together they were blessed with one daughter; and
Whereas, in 1965, First Lieutenant McCrary graduated from Clemson University with a degree in agriculture and received a commission in the infantry branch of the United States Army; and
Whereas, on February 16, 1967, while serving as leader of the 2nd Platoon Company C, 5th Battalion, 7th Calvary of the 1st Calvary Division (Airborne), First Lieutenant McCrary distinguished himself in battle in Vietnam during multiple attempts to rescue wounded men who were under his command. He was mortally wounded and was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart; and
Whereas, it would be fitting and proper to forever recognize First Lieutenant Douglas MacArthur McCrary's ultimate sacrifice in defense of his country by having a bridge in the City of Greenville named in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That members of the General Assembly request the Department of Transportation name the bridge that crosses the Saluda River along South Carolina Highway 183 in the County of Greenville "First Lieutenant Douglas MacArthur McCrary Memorial Bridge" and erect appropriate markers or signs at the bridge containing this designation.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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