Current Status Bill Number:
5049Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960521Primary Sponsor: J. BrownAll Sponsors: J. Brown, Scott and ByrdDrafted Document Number: jic\6065sd.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960521Subject: William Lark
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19960521 Received from Senate Senate 19960521 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 19960521 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE MR. WILLIAM "BILL" LARK FOR BECOMING THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN STATE COMMANDER OF SOUTH CAROLINA VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS TO ACHIEVE "ALL AMERICAN COMMANDER" STATUS FOR 1995-96, AND TO ACKNOWLEDGE HIS OTHER OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS.
Whereas, Mr. William "Bill" Lark became the first African-American State Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for the State of South Carolina to achieve "All American Commander" status for 1995-96; and
Whereas, he is a native of Newberry County and is a graduate of the Newberry County public school system; and
Whereas, Mr. Lark entered the United States Army in 1951, where he served with distinction for twenty years; and
Whereas, he was elected Senior Vice Commander of Post 4262 in 1978, and, in 1993, he was elected Junior Vice Commander for the State of South Carolina; and
Whereas, Mr. Lark is a Korean War Veteran and a Vietnam War Veteran; and
Whereas, he established a Korean War Memorial Committee within the Veterans of Foreign Wars and he instituted a committee to help homeless veterans in South Carolina; and
Whereas, Mr. Lark will be sworn in as National Chief of Staff at the Ninety-Seventh National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, in August, 1996; he is the first member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in South Carolina to receive this honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly recognize and congratulate Mr. William "Bill" Lark for becoming the first African-American State Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for the State of South Carolina to achieve "All American Commander" status for 1995-96 and acknowledge his many other outstanding achievements.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. William Lark.