Text: H.Con.Res.236 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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HCON 236 IH
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
H. CON. RES. 236
Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should award the
Presidential Unit Citation to the crew of the U.S.S. Nevada for their heroism
and gallantry during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 7, 1991
Mrs. VUCANOVICH (for herself and Mr. BILBRAY) submitted the following
concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should award the
Presidential Unit Citation to the crew of the U.S.S. Nevada for their heroism
and gallantry during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Whereas the Japanese Military Forces attacked the United States on December 7,
1941, at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii;
Whereas the U.S.S. Nevada was the oldest battleship present during the
attack, and was, despite being moored directly astern of the U.S.S. Arizona
and restricted by a dredging line astern, the only battleship able to get
underway during the attack;
Whereas the U.S.S. Nevada, prior to getting underway, had been struck by a
torpedo which tore a 20 foot by 20 foot hole in her bow and by several bombs
which started fires in her forecastle and amidships;
Whereas there was only one officer senior to the rank of Ensign aboard the
U.S.S. Nevada, and he manned his battle station in Central Station deep in
the ship;
Whereas over 50 men were killed and over 100 wounded on the U.S.S. Nevada
during the attack;
Whereas the outstanding teamwork, perseverance, and unfailing devotion to
duty of the crew of the U.S.S. Nevada enabled them to perform courageously
and gallantly; and
Whereas the role of the crew of the U.S.S. Nevada has been either downplayed
or overlooked: Now, therefore, be it
  Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is
  the sense of Congress that the President should award the Presidential Unit
  Citation to the crew of the U.S.S. Nevada for their heroism and gallantry
  during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.