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Sponsors: Reps. G.M. Smith, Weeks and G. Brown
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Introduced in the House on May 21, 2008
Introduced in the Senate on May 29, 2008
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 29, 2008
Summary: Major General George L. Mabry, Jr.
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/21/2008 House Introduced HJ-213 5/21/2008 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-213 5/22/2008 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-44 5/27/2008 Scrivener's error corrected 5/28/2008 House Adopted, sent to Senate HJ-204 5/29/2008 Senate Introduced 5/29/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation 5/29/2008 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation SJ-14 5/29/2008 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence
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May 22, 2008
S. Printed 5/22/08--H. [SEC 5/27/08 2:30 PM]
Read the first time May 21, 2008.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 5186) to request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of South Carolina Highway 261 in Sumter County from its intersection with United States Highway 76/378 to the Sumter/Kershaw, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
ROBERT W. LEACH, SR. for Committee.
TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 261 IN SUMTER COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 76/378 TO THE SUMTER/KERSHAW COUNTY LINE THE "MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE L. MABRY, JR. CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE L. MABRY, JR. CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT MEMORIAL HIGHWAY".
Whereas, thirty-seven citizens with South Carolina roots have received the Congressional Medal of Honor since its inception; and
Whereas, George L. Mabry, Jr., was one of these South Carolinians; and
Whereas, born in Sumter County on September 14, 1917, Mr. Mabry entered the service in Sumter achieving the rank of Major General in the United States Army before he retired in 1975 with thirty-five years of active military service; and
Whereas, he received the Congressional Medal of Honor for exemplary service and heroic leadership above and beyond the call of duty while commanding the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry in an attack through the Hurtgen Forest near Schevenhutte, Germany, on November 20, 1944; and
Whereas, George Mabry, without concern for his own safety, traversed a minefield in the face of enemy opposition and led his battalion across 300 yards of fire-swept terrain to siege elevated ground upon which he established a defensive position that menaced the enemy on both flanks and provided his regiment a firm foothold on the approach to the Cologne Plain; and
Whereas, Major General Mabry's tenacious efforts, while showing superior courage, daring, and leadership in an operation of major importance, exemplify the finest characteristics of military service; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper for the members of the General Assembly to publicly recognize and honor the memory of Major General George L. Mabry, Jr., by naming a portion of South Carolina Highway 261 in Sumter County in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of South Carolina Highway 261 in Sumter County from its intersection with United States Highway 76/378 to the Sumter/Kershaw County line the "Major General George L. Mabry, Jr. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Memorial Highway" and erect appropriate markers or signs along this portion of highway that contain the words "Major General George L. Mabry, Jr. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Memorial Highway".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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