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Public Law 108-13
108th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To rename the Guam South Elementary/Middle School of the Department of 
   Defense Domestic <<NOTE: Apr. 22, 2003 -  [H.R. 672]>> Dependents 
   Elementary and Secondary Schools System in honor of Navy Commander 
   William ``Willie'' McCool, who was the pilot of the Space Shuttle 
        Columbia when it was tragically lost on February 1, 2003.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:
            (1) Commander William C. McCool of the United States Navy, 
        pilot of the Space Shuttle Columbia when it was tragically lost 
        on February 1, 2003, attended Dededo Middle School and John F. 
        Kennedy High School on Guam.
            (2) Commander McCool carried a flag commemorating the 
        liberation of Guam on NASA mission STS-107 of the Space Shuttle 
        Columbia.
            (3) Commander McCool pursued his dream of space flight with 
        vigor and passion and, by his life and accomplishments, is an 
        inspiration for school children everywhere to dare to dream big 
        things, to believe in themselves, and to reach for the stars.

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION.

    The Guam South Elementary/Middle School of the Department of Defense 
Domestic Dependents Elementary and Secondary Schools System in Apra 
Heights, Guam, shall be known and designated as the ``Commander William 
C. McCool Elementary/Middle School'', in honor of William C. McCool, who 
was a commander in the United States Navy and pilot of the Space Shuttle 
Columbia when it was tragically lost on February 1, 2003.

SEC. 3. REFERENCES.

    Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other 
record of the United States to the Guam South Elementary/Middle School 
shall be deemed to be a reference to the ``Commander William C. McCool 
Elementary/Middle School''.

    Approved April 22, 2003.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 672:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 149 (2003):
            Feb. 26, considered and passed House.
            Apr. 7, considered and passed Senate.

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Pages: 1

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