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PRINTER'S NO. 1462
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
246
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY MURT, HENNESSEY, KORTZ, DONATUCCI, SCHMITT, ROZZI,
RYAN, O'MARA, COX, PASHINSKI, DiGIROLAMO, BURNS, MILLARD,
KAUFFMAN, LONGIETTI, FREEMAN, KINSEY, HILL-EVANS, PICKETT,
STAATS, BARRAR, BROWN, CALTAGIRONE, WARREN, READSHAW,
SAINATO, IRVIN, HEFFLEY, NEILSON, OBERLANDER, MARKOSEK,
MENTZER, JOZWIAK, MACKENZIE, EVERETT AND SCHWEYER,
APRIL 17, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
APRIL 17, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.
WHEREAS, The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German
offensive campaign launched on December 16, 1944, through the
densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France
and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War
II; and
WHEREAS, The Germans planned the offensive with the primary
goal of capturing the important harbor of Antwerp, Belgium; and
WHEREAS, The United States forces of about 610,000 troops
bore the brunt of the attack and incurred the highest casualties
for any operation during the war; and
WHEREAS, About 20,000 Americans were killed, 20,000 were
captured and 40,000 were wounded during the Battle of the Bulge;
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WHEREAS, The battle severely depleted Germany's armored
forces on the Western Front and its personnel and Luftwaffe
aircraft also sustained heavy losses; and
WHEREAS, The Battle of the Bulge ended on January 25, 1945,
with a victory for the Allied Forces; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives commemorate the
75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.
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