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Sponsors: Reps. Alexander, Branham, Crawford, Lowe and Williams
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Introduced in the House on March 27, 2008
Introduced in the Senate on April 9, 2008
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 30, 2008
Summary: Atomic warhead
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/27/2008 House Introduced HJ-11 3/27/2008 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-12 4/3/2008 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-7 4/9/2008 House Adopted, sent to Senate HJ-47 4/9/2008 Senate Introduced SJ-13 4/9/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on General SJ-13 4/29/2008 Senate Polled out of committee General SJ-20 4/29/2008 Senate Committee report: Favorable General SJ-20 4/30/2008 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence SJ-58
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April 29, 2008
Introduced by Reps. Alexander, Branham, Crawford, Lowe and Williams
S. Printed 4/29/08--S.
Read the first time April 9, 2008.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4904) to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the unintentional release of an unarmed atomic warhead over the Mars Bluff community, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.
TO COMMEMORATE THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNINTENTIONAL RELEASE OF AN UNARMED ATOMIC WARHEAD OVER THE MARS BLUFF COMMUNITY IN FLORENCE COUNTY.
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly pause to thank Almighty Providence for the danger from which the citizens of this great State were mercifully spared on March 11, 1958; and
Whereas, fifty years ago when the fated B-47 out of Savannah, Georgia, left on a training mission, no one could have foreseen its role in the unintentional release of an unarmed atomic warhead over the Mars Bluff community of Florence County when a problem occurred with the pin locking the bomb into its cradle; and
Whereas, perhaps the only time such a weapon has accidentally fallen on a civilian community, the seven-thousand-pound, ten-foot-long, warhead fell fifteen thousand feet onto the Pee Dee community, tearing a crater fifty feet in diameter and thirty-five feet deep, destroying one nearby home, and cracking plaster in homes for miles around; and
Whereas, erosion and rain have filled in most of the crater, but two fragments of the bomb have remained for decades in the Florence Museum, and Florence County plans to place a historical marker in June to commemorate the unusual event; and
Whereas, under the auspices of the Florence City-County Historical Commission and Mars Bluff Historical Commission, chairwoman Marshall M. Yarborough has coordinated plans for a ceremony to mark the bombing's anniversary; and
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly express profound gratitude that military safeguards prevented a nuclear explosion and loss of life in the disaster, and commend the citizens of Florence County for commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the event at Mars Bluff. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the unintentional release of an unarmed atomic warhead over the Mars Bluff community in Florence County.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Marshall M. Yarborough.
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