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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: February 25, 2019 09:42 AM
From: Senator Mike Folmer
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution declaring March 4, 2019 as “Andrew Askin Day” in Pennsylvania
Andrew Theodore Askin was a Mess Attendant 3rd Class who served on active duty from June 20, 1917 to June 14, 1918. He died 100 years ago in the line of duty, at sea with the entire crew of the U.S.S. Cyclops, at the age of 22 years.

The U.S.S. Cyclops was never found, therefore the crew has two dates of death: March 4, 1918, the date the ship was lost, and June 14, 1918, when the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, declared the U.S.S. Cyclops to be officially lost.

Andrew Askin was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but resided with his mother for a part of his life at 151 Main Street, Steelton, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He has been remembered by the Veterans of the Civil War, Spanish American War and World War I, when the Andrew Askin American Legion Post 479 in Steelton, Dauphin County, was organized and segregated.

I hope you join me in remembering and honoring Andrew Askin by co-sponsoring this Resolution declaring March 4, 2019 as "Andrew Askin Day" in Pennsylvania.

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