CHAPTER 418

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

RELATIVE TO STAFF SERGEANT HOWARD LINWOOD KRANTZ.

WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Howard Linwood Krantz, a former resident of St. Georges, New Castle County, Delaware, and lately a member of the Air Corps of the Armed Forces of the United States of America, having enlisted on or about December 9, 1938, and having been assigned Serial Number 6 978 501, was killed in action in the Pacific Area on December 28, 1942; and

WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Howard Linwood Krantz did unselfishly and heroically give up his life upon the field of battle for his State and Nation; and

WHEREAS, the unstinting heroism of this youth is evidenced by the award to him by a grateful Nation of two Silver Stars, an Air Medal with Cluster, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 116th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein:

That the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 116th General Assembly hereby express the deep appreciation and gratitude of the people of the State of Delaware for the heroic and patriotic services of Staff Sergeant Krantz; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to William K. Krantz and Eva K. Krantz, parents of Staff Sergeant Krantz, in grateful recognition of the devotion of their son to his State and Nation; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the action hereby taken be made a part of the record of the present Session of the General Assembly.

Approved June 4, 1951.