Sending Office: Honorable Peter T. King
Current Cosponsors (141): Ralph Abraham, Pete Aguilar, Rick W. Allen, Mark Amodei, Cynthia Axne, Don Bacon, Jim Banks, Sanford D. Bishop Jr., Brendan Boyle, Julia Brownley, Ted Budd, Larry Bucshon, Bradley Byrne, John Carter, Matt Cartwright,
Ed Case, Steve Chabot, Gilbert R. Cisneros, Wm. Lacy Clay, Emanuel Cleaver, Steve Cohen, Tom Cole, Paul Cook, Jim Cooper, Jim Costa, Dan Crenshaw, Joe Cunningham, Danny K. Davis, Rodney Davis, Madeleine Dean, Mark DeSaulnier, Mike Doyle, Jeff Duncan, Neal
Dunn, Dwight Evans, Brian K. Fitzpatrick, Charles J. Fleischmann, Bill Flores, Bill Foster, Tulsi Gabbard, Matt Gaetz, Mike Gallagher, Ruben Gallego, John Garamendi, Chuy García, Sylvia R. Garcia, Bob Gibbs, Anthony Gonzalez, Jared Golden, Sam Graves, Deb
Haaland, Josh Harder, Denny Heck, Jody Hice, Brian Higgins, J. French Hill, Trey Hollingsworth, Richard Hudson, Sheila Jackson Lee, Bill Johnson, David P. Joyce, John Joyce, Marcy Kaptur, John Katko, Fred Keller, Mike Kelly, Trent Kelly, Daniel T. Kildee,
Ron Kind, Adam Kinzinger, Darin LaHood, Conor Lamb, James R. Langevin, Robert E. Latta, Al Lawson, Susie Lee, Ted Lieu, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Elaine Luria, Roger Marshall, Brian Mast, Ben McAdams, James P. McGovern, David McKinley, Dean Phillips, Tom McClintock,
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Paul Mitchell, Alexander X. Mooney, Greg Murphy, Stephanie N. Murphy, Grace F. Napolitano, Richard Neal, Donald Norcross, Ralph Norman, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Chris Pappas, Donald M. Payne, Jr., Scott Perry, Collin C. Peterson, Bill
Posey, Guy Reschenthaler, Denver Riggleman, Kathleen M. Rice, Mike D. Rogers, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Rutherford, Tim Ryan, Bradley Scott Schneider, Austin Scott, David Scott, Mikie Sherrill, John Shimkus, Mike Simpson, Albio Sires, Elissa Slotkin, Adrian
Smith, Christopher H. Smith, Ross Spano, Elise M. Stefanik, Haley Stevens, Steve Stivers, W. Gregory Steube, Thomas R. Suozzi, Eric Swalwell, Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Mike Thompson, Scott Tipton, Dina Titus, Lori Trahan, David Trone, Mike Turner, Fred Upton, Jeff
Van Drew, Michael Waltz, Steve Watkins, Brad Wenstrup, Joe Wilson, John Yarmuth, Don Young, Lee M. Zeldin
The Senate companion (S.743) has 76 Cosponsors and passed the Senate in December.
Supported by: Association of the United States Army and Special Forces Association
The 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly known as “Merrill’s Marauders,” was a brave, all-volunteer unit that fought valiantly in the jungles of Burma during WWII and overcame great odds to successfully complete their mission. Please join us in
honoring these brave men by becoming a cosponsor of the ‘‘Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act.’’
In August 1943, President Roosevelt issued a call for volunteers for a dangerous long-range penetration mission into the jungles of Burma. This call was answered by approximately 3,000 brave men. The Marauders’ mission was to disrupt Japanese supply and
communication lines, and to take the town of Myitkyina in Burma and the Myitkyina airstrip, the only all-weather airstrip in Northern Burma. In February 1944, the Marauders started their 5 month, 1,000 mile trek toward Myitkyina. The Marauders had no artillery
support, carrying all they had on mules and their backs. The Marauders were only resupplied with the occasional airdrop.
During their trek, the Marauders fought victoriously against larger and better supplied Japanese forces through 5 major and 30 minor engagements. By August 1944, the Marauders accomplished their mission successfully. At the conclusion of the mission, only
130 out of the original 2,750 Marauders were fit for duty. All remaining Marauders still in action were evacuated to hospitals due to tropical diseases, exhaustion, and malnutrition. For their bravery and accomplishments, the Marauders were awarded the ‘‘Presidential
Unit Citation.’’ Each Marauder also earned a Bronze Star for his service.
If you would like to join us in honoring this outstanding unit by cosponsoring the ‘‘Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act,’’ please contact Ryan Woodward of Rep. Peter King’s staff at
Ryan.Woodward@mail.house.gov or Tristan Felchlin of Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.’s staff at
PETER T. KING SANFORD D. BISHOP, JR.
Member of Congress Member of Congress
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