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3878Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990408Primary Sponsor: PinckneyAll Sponsors: Pinckney and LloydDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\dka\3389cm99.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19990421Subject: Montford Point Marine Week; April 12-18, 1999; ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19990421 Received from Senate Senate 19990420 Adopted, returned with concurrence Senate 19990415 Polled out of Committee: Favorable 10 SI Senate 19990408 Introduced, referred to Committee 10 SI House 19990408 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill Revised on April 15, 1999 - Word format
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
April 15, 1999
S. Printed 4/15/99--S.
Read the first time April 8, 1999.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3878), recognizing the members of the Montford Point Marine Association, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.
RECOGNIZING THE MEMBERS OF THE MONTFORD POINT MARINE ASSOCIATION FOR THEIR DISTINGUISHED MILITARY SERVICE TO OUR NATION AND DECLARING THE WEEK OF APRIL 12-18, 1999, AS "MONTFORD POINT MARINE WEEK" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, Camp Montford Point was established in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in August, 1942, to train African-Americans as Basic United States Marines; and
Whereas, from 1942-1948, over twenty thousand African-American men received their basic training at Montford Point; and
Whereas, many of the Montford Point Marines distinguished themselves during the World War II battles at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa; and
Whereas, Montford Point Marines have served honorably both during times of peace and during times of war; and
Whereas, Montford Point Marines, which include Sergeants Major Gilbert H. "Hashmark" Johnson and Edgar R. Huff, have had very successful careers as Marine leaders; and
Whereas, the Montford Point Marine Association was founded in August, 1965, by Master Gunnery Sergeant Brooks E. Gray, Jr. and other Montford Point Marines; and
Whereas, Montford Point was officially designated "Camp Gilbert H. Johnson" on April 19, 1974, in honor of Sergeant Major Gilbert H. Johnson, and was the first military installation in this nation named in honor of an African-American; and
Whereas, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, has been designated as the location for the 1999 Executive Council of the Montford Point Marine Association which will meet there during the week of April 12-18, 1999. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, recognize the members of the Montford Point Marine Association for their distinguished military service to our nation and declare the week of April 12-18, 1999, as "Montford Point Marine Week" in South Carolina.
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