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Sponsors: Rep. Calhoon
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Introduced in the House on February 23, 2022
Introduced in the Senate on March 29, 2022
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 21, 2022
Summary: Chief Warrant Officer 4 Harold Wilson
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/23/2022 House Introduced (House Journal-page 56) 2/23/2022 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 56) 3/15/2022 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 10) 3/29/2022 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 60) 3/29/2022 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 11) 3/29/2022 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 11) 4/20/2022 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 11) 4/21/2022 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence (Senate Journal-page 15)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
April 20, 2022
S. Printed 4/20/22--S.
Read the first time March 29, 2022.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES NAME ITS FACILITY LOCATED AT 122 PARK ROAD IN THE CITY OF LEXINGTON IN LEXINGTON COUNTY IN HONOR OF CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 4 HAROLD EDWARD WILSON, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RESERVE.
Whereas, a committed serviceman, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Harold Edward Wilson was born on December 5, 1921, in Birmingham, Alabama, and left his earthly life on March 29, 1998, in Lexington, South Carolina; and
Whereas, as a young man, he enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve and was assigned to active duty on April 20, 1942. During World War II, he served overseas for twenty-seven months and had numerous stateside assignments. He was honorably discharged on October 20, 1945, with the rank of sergeant; and
Whereas, two years later, Sergeant Wilson reentered the organized Marine Corps Reserve and was recalled to active duty in August 1950, after the outbreak of the Korean Conflict; and
Whereas, as sergeant of a rifle platoon in Korea, he was wounded four times during a nightlong battle April 23-24, 1951, refusing medical treatment to rally his men against overwhelming communist forces. When the assault ended, he personally accounted for each of his men before walking one-half mile unassisted to an aid station; and
Whereas, for his valor and bravery, Sergeant Wilson was awarded a meritorious promotion to master sergeant in June 1951, commissioned a warrant officer in August 1952, and was presented the nation's highest award, the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Harry S. Truman during ceremonies at the White House on April 11, 1952; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly would like to bestow special recognition upon Chief Warrant Officer 4 Harold Edward Wilson, United States Marine Corps Reserve by having the Department of Motor Vehicles name a facility in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request the Department of Motor Vehicles name its facility located at 122 Park Road in the City of Lexington in Lexington County in honor of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Chief Warrant Officer 4 Harold Edward Wilson, United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
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