75th Anniversary of the United States Army Transportation Corps


WHEREAS, on July 31, 1942, the Department of War recognized the need for a single manager of Army transportation and created a new branch – the Transportation Corps; and

WHEREAS, the Transportation Corps’ dedicated and skilled members have played vital roles in American military operations since World War II; and

WHEREAS, from the D-Day Invasion to the Cold War, from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq, the Transportation Corps has not wavered in its resounding commitment to providing service in the transportation of soldiers and supplies; and

WHEREAS, for 75 years, the Transportation Corps has proven to be an integral part of military logistics through movement of personnel and materiel by truck, rail, air, and sea, in times of both peace and conflict, in order to preserve democracy and defend freedom; and

WHEREAS, the men and women who have proudly served as soldiers of the United States Army Transportation Corps, and the families who have supported them, have made great sacrifices to defend our freedoms; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia is pleased to join in celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the United States Army Transportation Corps, reflecting on a successful past, and looking to the future with hope and promise;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize July 31, 2017, as the 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY TRANSPORTATION CORPS in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.