Current Status Bill Number:
782Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950425Primary Sponsor: Giese,All Sponsors: Giese, Courson, Patterson and JacksonDrafted Document Number: pfm\7407bdw.95Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Transportation Committee 15 STSubject: Major General Robert B. Solomon
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19950425 Introduced, referred to Committee 15 STView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO NAME THE I-77 FOREST DRIVE INTERCHANGE IN HONOR OF MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT B. SOLOMON AND TO PLACE APPROPRIATE MARKERS ON SIGNS ON THE HIGHWAY REFLECTING THE DESIGNATION.
Whereas, since his arrival in Columbia in 1984, General Solomon has been a tireless contributor to the midlands community. In addition to serving as the commanding general of Fort Jackson, General Solomon has served as the vice president of institutional advancement of Benedict College, as a campaign division director for the United Way of the Midlands, and as interim director of the Council on Child Abuse and Neglect; and
Whereas, General Solomon has also given selflessly of his time as a volunteer to many midlands organizations, among which are the Columbia Housing Authority, Richland Memorial Center for Cancer Treatment and Research, the United Negro College Fund, the Indian Waters Boy Scout Council, the Committee of One Hundred, and the Midlands Marine Institute; and
Whereas, before his arrival in Columbia as the commanding general of Fort Jackson, General Solomon served with distinction as an armor and public affairs officer in the United States Army, serving nearly thirty-six years on active duty. During the latter years of his service, General Solomon held positions of great responsibility, including chief of Army public affairs, deputy chief of staff of the United States Pacific Command, and deputy inspector general of the Army; and
Whereas, it is entirely fitting that an interchange be named in honor of General Solomon in light of his contributions to the nation, the State, and the local community. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, requests the Department of Transportation to name the I-77 Forest Drive Interchange in honor of Major General Robert Solomon and to place appropriate markers or signs on the highway reflecting this designation.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the family of Major General Robert Solomon.