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Sponsors: Senator Verdin
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 633
Introduced in the Senate on May 20, 2015
Introduced in the House on May 26, 2015
Currently residing in the Senate
Summary: Sgt. Brandon F. Eggleston Memorial
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/20/2015 Senate Introduced, placed on calendar without reference (Senate Journal-page 6) 5/26/2015 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 22) 5/26/2015 House Introduced 5/26/2015 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions 6/3/2015 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 215) 6/4/2015 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 39) 6/4/2015 Scrivener's error corrected
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
June 3, 2015
S. Printed 6/3/15--H. [SEC 6/4/15 4:08 PM]
Read the first time May 26, 2015.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 805) to request that the Department of Transportation name the Highway 49 bridge over the Enoree River "Sgt. Brandon F. Eggleston Memorial Bridge", etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
JIMMY C. BALES for Committee.
TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE HIGHWAY 49 BRIDGE OVER THE ENOREE RIVER "SGT. BRANDON F. EGGLESTON MEMORIAL BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THIS DESIGNATION.
Whereas, Army Staff Sergeant Brandon Forrest Eggleston was a 2005 graduate of Western Carolina University; and
Whereas, he enlisted in the Army in July 2006, completed the Special Forces Qualification Course in March 2009 and was assigned to a unit in Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and
Whereas, on April 26, 2012, while assigned to Company B, 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Army Staff Sergeant Eggleston made the ultimate sacrifice when he tragically lost his life when his patrol vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan; and
Whereas, Staff Sergeant Eggleston was twenty-nine years old and was completing his third deployment at the time of his death; and
Whereas, he is survived by his devoted wife, Karen, and their two daughters, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Reames, Jr., all of whom live in Laurens County, his mother, a sister, and other relatives; and
Whereas, Staff Sergeant Eggleston's military awards and decorations included the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Purple Heart; and
Whereas, it would be fitting and proper to forever recognize Staff Sergeant Eggleston's exemplary service to his country in defense of our freedom by naming a bridge in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request that the Department of Transportation name the Highway 49 bridge over the Enoree River "Sgt. Brandon F. Eggleston Memorial Bridge" and erect appropriate markers or signs at this bridge that contain this designation.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation and the family of Staff Sergeant Brandon Forrest Eggleston.
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