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HCONRES 49

Title: Recognizing the victims of the Port Chicago explosion of July 17, 1944, the 75th anniversary of the greatest homeland loss of life of World War II, and exonerating the 50 African-American sailors unjustly court-martialed by the Navy.
Author: Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA)

Summary
...This resolution recognizes the service and sacrifice of those who served and perished at Port Chicago Naval Magazine, in California, during World War II. The resolution exonerates the 50 Port Chicago sailors convicted of the charge of mutiny against the United States and all other charges brought against them after the July 17, 1944, explosion that killed 320. It upgrades the general and summary discharges of the Port Chicago sailors to honorable discharges. </p>

Status
Introduced in House 06/11/2019
Introduced in House 06/11/2019
Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services. 06/11/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. 06/12/2019

Bill Text
06/11/2019 - HCONRES 49 (Introduced+in+House)

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    Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA)
    U.S. Representative

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