Scroll to History Page
Scroll to Previous Versions Links List
Scroll to Full Text
Download This Bill in Microsoft Word format
Current Status Bill Number:View additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
4372Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010919Primary Sponsor: G. BrownAll Sponsors: G. Brown and LucasDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\dka\4581mm01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020122Subject: Felix A. "Doc" Blanchard Interchange named in Lee CountyHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20020122 Returned with concurrence Senate 20020117 Adopted, returned to House with concurrence Senate 20020116 Committee report: Favorable 15 ST Senate 20020108 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee House 20010919 Adopted, sent to Senate House 20010919 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 20010919 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMR Versions of This Bill Revised on January 16, 2002 - Word format
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
January 16, 2002
S. Printed 1/16/02--S.
Read the first time January 8, 2002.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4372) to request the Department of Transportation to name the interchange at the intersection of Interstate Highway 20 and United States Highway 15 in Lee County the "Felix A. 'Doc' Blanchard Interchange", etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO NAME THE INTERCHANGE AT THE INTERSECTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 20 AND UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 15 IN LEE COUNTY THE "FELIX A. 'DOC' BLANCHARD INTERCHANGE" IN HONOR OF THE BISHOPVILLE NATIVE WHO SHARES HIS PLACE IN THE NATIONAL SPORTS SPOTLIGHT IN THE 1940'S WITH HIS PROUD HOME STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO ERECT APPROPRIATE SIGNS OR MARKERS CONTAINING THE WORDS "FELIX A. 'DOC' BLANCHARD INTERCHANGE".
Whereas, Felix A. "Doc" Blanchard, Jr., grew up in the Lee County Town of Bishopville, South Carolina; and
Whereas, he was appointed to the United States Military Academy in 1944, joining the Army football team as a fullback; and
Whereas, his presence in the backfield, as "Mr. Inside" in tandem with halfback Glen Davis, "Mr. Outside", catapulted Army to three consecutive undefeated football seasons; and
Whereas, in 1945, he was honored as recipient of the Heisman Trophy, recognizing the nation's best collegiate football player, and the Sullivan Award, highlighting his performance as the nation's outstanding amateur athlete of the year; and
Whereas, this speedy and strong sports legend also was a stellar place kicker, punter, and pass receiver, whose reception of a halfback toss from Davis sealed the 21-18 win against arch rival Navy in 1946; and
Whereas, the football hero went on to serve honorably as a jet pilot in World War II, being cited for bravery for his heroism in safely landing his flaming plane at an airfield rather than abandoning it in a heavily populated area near London, England, and later in Vietnam; and
Whereas, "Doc" Blanchard is remembered proudly by his home state of South Carolina and with awe by sports enthusiasts of all generations; and
Whereas, it is fitting that the members of the General Assembly recognize the accomplishments of this true sports legend in an appropriate manner. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request the Department of Transportation to name the interchange at the intersection of Interstate Highway 20 and United States Highway 15 in Lee County the "Felix A. 'Doc' Blanchard Interchange" in honor of the Bishopville native who shares his place in the national sports spotlight with his proud home state of South Carolina, and to erect appropriate signs or markers containing the words "Felix A. 'Doc' Blanchard Interchange".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
This web page was last updated on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 11:34 A.M.