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H.CON.RES.68: Providing official recognition of the massacre of 11 African-American soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion of the United States Army who had been captured in Wereth, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge on December 17, 1944.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Jim Gerlach, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Dec. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 24, 2014
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Bill Summary

Recognizes on behalf of the United States the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of the 11 African-American soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion of the United States Army who were massacred in Wereth, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge on December 17, 1944.

Calls on the Senate Armed Services Committee to correct the omission in the 1949 report of its subcommittee and appropriately recognize the Wereth 11.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 24, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Dec. 4, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.