Home

Blog

P.L. 111-40, A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots ("WASP") (4 comments ↓ | 10 wiki edits: view article ↓)

  • This item is from the 111th Congress (2009-2010) and is no longer current. Comments, voting, and wiki editing have been disabled, and the cost/savings estimate has been frozen.

S. 614 would award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots ("WASP").

(read more ↓)

Learn More

  • There was no up-or-down vote in the House.

  • There was no up-or-down vote in the Senate.

From the Blog

More Bills on the House Floor This Week

As always, there are plenty more bills going to the House floor than the ones listed in the WashingtonWatch.com digest: S. 615 - Providing additional personnel authorities for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction H.R. 729 - Phyl...

WashingtonWatch.com Digest - July 6, 2009

This is the WashingtonWatch.com email newsletter for the week of July 6, 2009. Subscribe here. email newsletter | tell a friend | wiki | about | home | log in On the WashingtonWatch.com Blog The WashingtonWatch.com blog celebrates the begi...

WashingtonWatch.com Digest - July 6, 2009

This is the WashingtonWatch.com email newsletter for the week of July 6, 2009. Subscribe here. email newsletter | tell a friend | wiki | about | home | log in On the WashingtonWatch.com Blog The WashingtonWatch.com blog celebrates the begi...

WashingtonWatch.com Digest - July 6, 2009

This is the WashingtonWatch.com email newsletter for the week of July 6, 2009. Subscribe here. email newsletter | tell a friend | wiki | about | home | log in On the WashingtonWatch.com Blog The WashingtonWatch.com blog celebrates the begi...

Visitor Comments Comments Feed for This Bill

A thankful citizen!

May 23, 2009, 8:49pm (report abuse)

These women served our country during a time of war with very little recognition. Some died in the service of their country. The time has come to officially thank them and recognize them for their contribution to the war effort.

John Eyton-Hughes

June 18, 2009, 12:34pm (report abuse)

Does this award include the original 27 WAFS who prceeded the WASPS and were eventually absorbed into the latter organsiation.

Everyday Citizen

July 17, 2009, 12:44am (report abuse)

Mabel Rawlinson was one of the 38 WASP that made the ultimate sacrifice and she definitely deserves the congressional medal.

It was at Camp Davis on the night of August 23, 1943, that Mabel lost her life when her airplane crashed and was consumed by flames. She became one of the very special women, numbering only thirty-eight, who served and died as pilots for the Air Force in World War II.

Since WASP were technically considered volunteer civilian pilots and not Air Force pilots, no monetary compensation was available to the Rawlinson family for her funeral expenses.

The other female pilots at Camp Davis pooled their extra money and assisted in the expense of transporting Mabel’s casket back to Kalamazoo for burial.

Read the whole story about this fallen hero here:

everydaycitizen.com/2008/05/still_my_fallen_hero_fly_girl.html

William Robinson

November 2, 2009, 4:28pm (report abuse)

The denial of Military Status by the Congress in 1944 actually PUNISHED the WASP by not having access to the GI Bill and associated Benefits and by placing them behind other vets in job hiring-a provision of the law after WW II

RSS Feeds for This Bill

Keep yourself updated on user contributions and debates about this bill! (Learn more about RSS.)