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Sponsors: Reps. Hosey, Allen, Altman, Anthony, Bailey, Bales, Barfield, Battle, Bingham, Bowers, Branham, Breeland, G. Brown, J. Brown, R. Brown, Cato, Ceips, Chellis, Clark, Clemmons, Clyburn, Coates, Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Cooper, Cotty, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Duncan, Edge, Emory, Freeman, Frye, Gilham, Gourdine, Govan, Hagood, Hamilton, Harrell, Harrison, Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, Herbkersman, J. Hines, M. Hines, Hinson, Howard, Huggins, Jennings, Keegan, Kennedy, Kirsh, Koon, Leach, Lee, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Lloyd, Loftis, Lourie, Lucas, Mack, Mahaffey, Martin, McCraw, McGee, McLeod, Merrill, Miller, Moody-Lawrence, J.H. Neal, J.M. Neal, Neilson, Ott, Owens, Parks, Perry, Phillips, Pinson, E.H. Pitts, M.A. Pitts, Quinn, Rhoad, Rice, Richardson, Rivers, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scarborough, Scott, Sheheen, Simrill, Sinclair, Skelton, D.C. Smith, F.N. Smith, G.M. Smith, J.E. Smith, J.R. Smith, W.D. Smith, Snow, Stewart, Stille, Talley, Taylor, Thompson, Toole, Townsend, Tripp, Trotter, Umphlett, Vaughn, Viers, Walker, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Wilkins, Witherspoon and Young
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Introduced in the House on April 10, 2003
Introduced in the Senate on April 10, 2003
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 10, 2003
Summary: Sergeant George Edward Buggs
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/10/2003 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-7 4/10/2003 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-5
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
EXPRESSING THE SINCEREST SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT THE DEATH OF SERGEANT GEORGE EDWARD BUGGS OF BARNWELL COUNTY IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM AND THEIR DEEPEST GRATITUDE FOR HIS UNSELFISH AND COURAGEOUS DEFENSE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS OF OUR COUNTRY.
Whereas, Sergeant George Edward Buggs of Barnwell County had been missing in action from his assignment in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 3rd Forward Support Battalion of the 3rd Infantry Division of Fort Stewart, Georgia, since Sunday, March 23, 2003; and
Whereas, the convoy in which this brave son of South Carolina was traveling on that day was ambushed and he was taken captive along with a number of other United States troops; and
Whereas, it was confirmed Saturday, April 5, 2003, that Sergeant Buggs' body was among those of eight soldiers recovered April first when U.S. Special Forces stormed a hospital in Nasiriyah to rescue the badly injured Private Jessica Lynch; and
Whereas, Sergeant Buggs leaves a legacy of bravery and honor to his twelve-year-old son Guy, his paternal grandparents George and Florine Buggs, his wife Wanda, his mother, father, maternal grandmother, and other family, friends, and former classmates at Barnwell High School, all who will forever recall his unselfish undertaking to help defend our country from terrorism and the Iraqi people from tyranny; and
Whereas, his life and death will be a constant reminder through history to the people of South Carolina of the proud tradition of its citizen-soldiers in laying down their lives for freedom. 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, express their sincerest sorrow at the death of Sergeant George Edward Buggs of Barnwell County in Operation Iraqi Freedom and their deepest gratitude for his unselfish and courageous defense of the fundamental freedoms of our country.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to his family.
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