March 15, 2013





SENATE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION No. 15





DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename one mile sections of the Hoosier Heartland Highway running through Tippecanoe County in honor of Medal of Honor recipients Lieutenant William P. Thompson, General David M. Shoup, and Master Sergeant Thomas E. McCall.



Hershman, Alting, Arnold J
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ TRUITT, BROWN T, LEHE, KLINKER)




    January 24, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs.
    February 5, 2013, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    February 7, 2013, read second time, adopted voice vote.

HOUSE ACTION

    February 12, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
    March 14, 2013, reported _ Do Pass, adopted voice vote.








March 15, 2013

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. 15



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename one mile sections of the Hoosier Heartland Highway running through Tippecanoe County in honor of Medal of Honor recipients Lieutenant William P. Thompson, General David M. Shoup, and Master Sergeant Thomas E. McCall.

    Whereas, The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States of America;

    Whereas, The Medal of Honor is bestowed upon members of the United States armed forces who distinguish themselves "conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States";

    Whereas, Although the Medal of Honor was created for service during the Civil War, Congress made it a permanent decoration in 1863;

    Whereas, The President of the United States, in the name of Congress, has awarded more than 3,400 Medals of Honor to our nation's bravest soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guard members since the medal's creation in 1861;

    Whereas, Three of these brave soldiers had ties to Tippecanoe County - United States Army Lieutenant William
P. Thompson, who received his Medal of Honor during the Battle of the Wilderness in the Civil War, United States Marine Corps General David M. Shoup, who earned his Medal during the Battle of Tarawa in World War II, and

United States Army Master Sergeant Thomas E. McCall, whose Medal was earned during the Battle of Monte Cassino in World War II; and

    Whereas, Bravery in the service of our country merits special recognition, and it is fitting that the recipients of the nation's highest military decoration be honored and remembered for the role they played in making the world safe for future generations: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,
the House of Representatives concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to show its gratitude to the recipients of the Medal of Honor by providing a permanent reminder of the sacrifices that were made by these brave people in order that peace could be maintained throughout the world.
    SECTION 2. That the Indiana General Assembly suggests that the Indiana Department of Transportation name that one mile section of the Hoosier Heartland Highway by Greenbush Cemetery in honor of Lieutenant William P. Thompson, the one mile section of the Hoosier Heartland Highway near Battle Ground in honor of General David M. Shoup, and the one mile section nearest to Spring Vale Cemetery in honor of Master Sergeant Thomas E. McCall.
    SECTION 3. That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Tippecanoe County Veterans Council.