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H*3583
Session 115 (2003-2004) 

H*3583 Concurrent Resolution, By Neilson, J. Hines, Gourdine, Hosey, Govan, 
Barfield, Battle, Bowers, Davenport, Freeman, M. Hines, Leach, McCraw, Miller, 
Moody-Lawrence, Phillips, G.M. Smith, J.R. Smith, Snow, Thompson, Vaughn and 
Weeks
 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO URGE THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION,
 AND SPECIFICALLY THE HONORABLE JOHN SPRATT, TO AWARD WILLIAM G. "BILLY" FARROW
 THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR FOR HIS VALOR EXHIBITED IN LAYING DOWN HIS
 LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY DURING DOOLITTLE'S RAID ON TOKYO, APRIL 18, 1942.

   02/11/03  House  Introduced HJ-30
   02/11/03  House  Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial
                     Resolutions HJ-30
   02/13/03  House  Committee report: Favorable Invitations and
                     Memorial Resolutions HJ-21
   02/18/03  House  Adopted, sent to Senate HJ-16
   02/19/03  Senate Introduced SJ-12
   02/19/03  Senate Referred to Committee on General SJ-12
   02/26/03  Senate Polled out of committee General SJ-24
   02/26/03  Senate Committee report: Favorable General SJ-24
   02/27/03  Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence SJ-21



VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/11/2003
2/13/2003
2/26/2003



H. 3583

POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE

MAJORITY FAVORABLE

February 26, 2003

H. 3583

Introduced by Reps. Neilson, J. Hines, Gourdine, Hosey, Govan, Barfield, Battle, Bowers, Davenport, Freeman, M. Hines, Leach, McCraw, Miller, Moody-Lawrence, Phillips, G.M. Smith, J.R. Smith, Snow, Thompson, Vaughn and Weeks

S. Printed 2/26/03--S.

Read the first time February 19, 2003.

            

THE GENERAL COMMITTEE

To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3583) to urge the South Carolina Congressional Delegation, and specifically the Honorable John Spratt, to award William G. "Billy" Farrow the Congressional Medal of Honor for his valor exhibited, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

TO URGE THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION, AND SPECIFICALLY THE HONORABLE JOHN SPRATT, TO AWARD WILLIAM G. "BILLY" FARROW THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR FOR HIS VALOR EXHIBITED IN LAYING DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY DURING DOOLITTLE'S RAID ON TOKYO, APRIL 18, 1942.

Whereas, the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina request that William G. "Billy" Farrow be given a posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor for his courageNext during the raid on Tokyo, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, in 1942; and

Whereas, Billy Farrow was a pilot from Darlington, South Carolina, who was captured after Doolittle's raid and executed by the Japanese at the age of twenty-four; and

Whereas, he graduated from St. John's High School in 1936 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery; and

Whereas, Billy Farrow, like the rest of Doolittle's Raiders, exhibited Previouscourage when he volunteered for the mission that left from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet; and

Whereas, the raid was the first retaliatory strike at the Japanese after their attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and it sent a psychological shock to the Japanese, who sat in false confidence that their country was safe from bombing; and

Whereas, Lieutenant Farrow piloted one of the sixteen B-25 bombers that flew in the raid and was one of eight flyers captured after their planes crash landed. Lieutenant Farrow, Lieutenant Dean Hallmark, and Sergeant Harold Spatz were executed by a firing squad in October, 1942; and

Whereas, the General Assembly requests that William G. "Billy" Farrow be given a posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor for his commendable bravery. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the members of the General Assembly urge the South Carolina Congressional Delegation, and specifically the Honorable John Spratt, to award William G. "Billy" Farrow the Medal of Honor for his valor exhibited in laying down his life for his country during Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, April 18, 1942.

Be it further resolved that copies of this resolution be forwarded to each member of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation.

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