H.Con.Res.137 - Honoring the 129 sailors and civilians lost aboard the U.S.S. Thresher on April 10, 1963, and urging the Secretary of the Army to erect a memorial to this tragedy in Arlington National Cemetery.107th Congress (2001-2002)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Sununu, John E. [R-NH-1] (Introduced 05/17/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/05/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Benefits. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (05/17/2001)
[Congressional Bills 107th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Con. Res. 137 Introduced in House (IH)] 107th CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 137 Honoring the 129 sailors and civilians lost aboard the U.S.S. Thresher on April 10, 1963, and urging the Secretary of the Army to erect a memorial to this tragedy in Arlington National Cemetery. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 17, 2001 Mr. Sununu (for himself, Mr. Bass, Mr. Baldacci, and Mr. Allen) 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 129 sailors and civilians lost aboard the U.S.S. Thresher on April 10, 1963, and urging the Secretary of the Army to erect a memorial to this tragedy in Arlington National Cemetery. Whereas the U.S.S. Thresher was first launched at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on July 9, 1960; Whereas the U.S.S. Thresher departed Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for her final voyage on April 9, 1963, with a crew of 16 officers, 96 sailors, and 17 civilians; Whereas the mix of that crew reflects the unity of military and civilian personnel in the naval submarine service, and in the protection of the Nation; Whereas at approximately 7:47 a.m. on April 10, 1963, while in communication with the surface ship U.S.S. Skylark, and approximately 300 miles off the coast of New England, the U.S.S. Thresher began her final descent; Whereas the U.S.S. Thresher was declared lost with all hands on April 10, 1963; and Whereas the crew of the U.S.S. Thresher demonstrated the ``last full measure of devotion'' in service to this Nation, and this devotion characterizes the sacrifices of all submariners, past and present: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress-- (1) remembers with profound sorrow the loss of the U.S.S. Thresher and her gallant crew of sailors and civilians on April 10, 1963; and (2) urges the Secretary of the Army to erect a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery to the crew of the U.S.S. Thresher, and to all United States submariners who have lost their lives in the line of duty. <all>