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SenateBill Number: 952Primary Sponsor: LeventisType of Legislation: CRSubject: Horner, Lieutenant General Charles A.Date Bill Passed both Bodies: May 07, 1991Computer Document Number: 436/11696.DWIntroduced Date: May 01, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: May 07, 1991Last History Type: Received from HouseScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Leventis LandType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 952 Senate May 07, 1991 Received from House 952 House May 02, 1991 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 952 Senate May 01, 1991 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO RECOGNIZE LIEUTENANT GENERAL CHARLES A. HORNER, COMMANDER OF THE NINTH AIR FORCE, HEADQUARTERED AT SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, FOR HIS BRAVERY AND SERVICE WITH DISTINCTION IN OPERATION DESERT STORM AND TO INVITE HIM TO ADDRESS A JOINT SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT A CONVENIENT TIME AND DATE.
Whereas, Lieutenant General Charles A. Horner has served as Commander of the Ninth Air Force, headquartered at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, since 1987; and
Whereas, Lieutenant General Horner has proven his courage many times during his career, including distinguished service as a combat pilot in the Vietnam War; and
Whereas, the citizens of South Carolina, particularly the citizens of Sumter, know Lieutenant General Horner as a man of vision, possessing the highest character, humility, and ability; and
Whereas, Lieutenant General Horner has not only been a contributing member of the military community in South Carolina, but also has given unselfishly of his time and energy to assist the civilian community; and
Whereas, Lieutenant General Horner, who in peacetime commands all Tactical Air Command bases east of the Mississippi River and serves as the Commander of the United States Central Command Air Forces, has found time to be an active participant in the Sumter community, fostering and improving the relationship between Shaw and Sumter by participating in charitable and civic endeavors; and
Whereas, he and his staff have been instrumental in helping Sumter County and other South Carolina counties recover from the devastation of Hurricane Hugo; and
Whereas, Lieutenant General Horner recently has proven his courage and ability again by leading the air forces of the United States and the six-member nations of the United Nations Coalition to a just and speedy victory in the recent war against Iraq; and
Whereas, Lieutenant General Horner's dedication, planning, knowledge, courage, and leadership were irreplaceable in the Iraqi War and made possible a swift victory with unbelievably low casualties; and
Whereas, Lieutenant General Horner is a man who, although he has the military acumen to be called the "architect of the air war" in Operation Desert Storm, abhors war, and loves peace; and
Whereas, all South Carolinians are proud that Lieutenant General Horner has called our State his home for the last four years and are grateful for his many contributions. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly recognize Lieutenant General Charles A. Horner for his bravery and his service with distinction in Operation Desert Storm and invite him to address a joint session of the General Assembly at a date and time convenient to the Lieutenant General.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Lieutenant General Horner.