Lawmakers support Medal of Honor museum in SC


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Legislators are supporting plans to build a Medal of Honor museum in South Carolina.

The House and Senate presented retired Marine Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston a copy of a resolution Tuesday supporting the museum planned for the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum on Charleston Harbor.

The resolution says South Carolina will be honored to have a museum to honor the recipients of the nation's highest award for valor.

About 3,460 military service members have received the medal since its creation 150 years ago.

Livingston received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam in 1968. He is from South Carolina and is on the foundation organizing the museum.

The Budget and Control Board approved a 99-year lease at $1 a year for the new museum last week.

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