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.
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
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,