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Text of Honoring the United States Marines killed in action during World War II while participating in the 1942 raid on Makin ...

...raid on Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and expressing the sense of Congress that a site in Arlington National Cemetery near

This resolution was introduced on October 3, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 3, 2002 (Introduced).

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HCON 498 IH

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 498

Honoring the United States Marines killed in action during World War II while participating in the 1942 raid on Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and expressing the sense of Congress that a site in Arlington National Cemetery near the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial at the corner of Memorial and Farragut Drives should be provided for the remains of those Marines.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OCTOBER 3, 2002

Mr. BRYANT submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Honoring the United States Marines killed in action during World War II while participating in the 1942 raid on Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and expressing the sense of Congress that a site in Arlington National Cemetery near the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial at the corner of Memorial and Farragut Drives should be provided for the remains of those Marines.

    Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That Congress--

      (1) remembers with profound sorrow, gratitude, and respect the United States Marines who were killed in action during World War II while participating in a combat raid on Japanese forces on Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Islands in August, 1942, and whose remains were recovered from Makin Atoll in 1999; and

      (2) hopes with firm prayers for the recovery of the remains of the 9 United States Marines engaged in that raid who, after surrendering in accordance with the law of armed conflict, were summarily beheaded by their captors on Kwajalein Atoll.

SEC. 2. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

    It is the sense of Congress that--

      (1) the United States Marines killed in action or beheaded in captivity on Makin and Kwajalien Atolls during World War II, as described in the first section of this resolution, gave hope to the world by offering up their lives; and

      (2) a place of honor in Arlington National Cemetery near the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial at the corner of Memorial and Farragut Drives should be provided for the remains of those Marines both as a reminder of United States resolve during the dark, early days of World War II, and as a reminder that the heroism and dedication of those Marines represents the sacrifices that all members of the United States Armed Forces stand ready to make when the security of the United States is threatened.