South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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S. 1146


Senate Resolution
Sponsors: Senator Shealy
Document Path: SR-0628KM-HW24.docx

Introduced in the Senate on March 12, 2024
Adopted by the Senate on March 12, 2024

Summary: Miriam Medley


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3/12/2024 Senate Introduced and adopted (Senate Journal-page 3)

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TO CONGRATULATE miriam rhame medley FOR being awarded the military Women's Memorial Living legend proclamation for her inspiring red cross service in the vietnam war.


Whereas, the South Carolina Senate is pleased to learn that Miriam Rhame Medley will be honored by the Military Women's Memorial (MWM) with a Living Legend Proclamation on Thursday, March 14th in Lexington; and


Whereas, the Military Women's Memorial honors all military women, past and present, who have served our country. The MWM also honors women who fall under the "We Also Served" category, which includes those who served overseas during conflicts in direct support of the military in organizations such as the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, YWCA, and Hello Girls; and


Whereas, Red Cross Recreation Worker Miriam Medley was a member of the American Red Cross Clubmobile Program. She was assigned to Saigon in June of 1966 and was soon transferred to An Khe, the home of the 1st Cavalry Airmobile Division. She provided activities and programs to military recreational centers and mess halls. Two to three times a week, she took a helicopter to outposts, reaching soldiers in isolated areas and providing them with conversation and programs; and


Whereas, on one memorable helicopter trip at Christmas time, Miriam and another recreational worker took a supply of red and green Christmas ditty bags to a forward post. The bags had gifts from chapters and community groups in the United States. The servicemen were honored to be remembered by citizens other than their families at Christmas; and


Whereas, Miriam also spent half of her assignment in Vietnam at Cam Ranh Bay Air Base with the 12th Combat Support Group and 12th Tactical Fighter Wing. Miriam was promoted to director of her Red Cross unit; and


Whereas, from 1969 to 1970, Miriam served Vietnam at the 93rd Evacuation in Long Binh and at the 29th Evac in Binh Thuy. She also served in the Philippines at Subic Bay Naval Hospital with the Red Cross as a Hospital Field Director from 1971 to 1973; and


Whereas, in 1973, Miriam was transferred to Womack Army Hospital on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She also spent time serving at the Charleston Naval Hospital with the Red Cross as a Caseworker for both patients and hospital employees; and


Whereas, the Senate is grateful for Miriam Rhame Medley's dedicated service to the people and the State of South Carolina and takes great pleasure in saluting her for receiving the prestigious Living Legend Proclamation.  Now, therefore,


Be it resolved by the Senate:


That the members of the South Carolina Senate, by this resolution, congratulate Miriam Rhame Medley for receiving the Living Legend Proclamation.


Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Miriam Medley.


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