- Jun 12, 2012: ADOPTED
- Jun 12, 2012: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
- Jun 8, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE
ATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating William Bass upon the occasion of 0th Birthday S, William Bass, a World War II veteran and 64-year resident of County, was born on September 10, 1912; he will turn 100 on ber 10, 2012 and his family plans a large, joyous celebration for September 8, 2012; and EAS, William Bass proudly served in World War II from 1942-1946; a three-stripe sergeant and was in charge of 300 troops responsi- r vital equipment; he trained in six states, beginning in Lee, ia; he was in the 2nd platoon, Company G, 8th QM (Quartermaster) calls that his commanding officer was Captain Oscar G. Piland; and EAS, William Bass served in the Phillipines and Papua, New Guinea near the end of the war, was sent to Japan days after it surren- proud to be an American, he remembers riding through the streets thousands of Japanese standing with their heads bowed in defeat; EAS, William Bass also recalls that when he returned home to the States and to New York City by train after being away for four he could not find a taxi to take him to Brooklyn; and EAS, Due to the gasoline shortage at that time, taxi after taxi d to take a man still in uniform with his knapsack strapped to his o his home after four long years of not seeing his family; finally axi driver had compassion and agreed to drive him to his home in yn; and EAS, When William Bass arrived there, he remembers his uncle g to greet him as he got out of the cab, his uncle calling for William Bass's mother, crying "Molly, Molly, Come see! Willy is Willy is home!"; and EAS, The taxi driver had tears in his eyes, so glad he had agreed ve William Bass home to Brooklyn that day; and EAS, William Bass and his recently deceased wife were married for ars; though he misses her dearly, he remains independent and lives home in Woodmere, New York, takes care of his Springer Spaniels, as a passion for watching his old World War II movies which bring he fond memories he has of defending his country; and EAS, This exceptional centenarian, with his zest for life, has ed and enhanced the lives of his family and friends; and EAS, This distinguished man, who has experienced the incredible nd sorrows characteristic of and reserved for those with the a and courage to savor a full life, has inspired the lives of his riends and family; and EAS, This beloved man has enriched the lives of those around him h his joyous and sincere love for others and through the quiescent and wisdom which comes only from a fullness of years; and EAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog- hose who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed elebrated the innovations, cultural developments and awesome ements of this country during the last century, while themselves buting to the growth and excellence of this great Empire State; herefore, be it LVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to tulate William Bass upon the occasion of his 100th Birthday; and further LVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran- d to William Bass.