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HCR121 SUB As Adopted House Concurrent Resolution 121 History

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 121

(By Delegates Anderson, Border, Azinger, Poling, D. and Ellem)

 

 

 

Requesting that bridge number 54-68-23.53 on Routes 2 and 68, known as the I-77 overpass in Wood County, West Virginia, be named the “U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Andrew Scott Mollohan Memorial Bridge.”

    Whereas, Andrew Scott Mollohan was born on September 15, 1969, in Wood County, West Virginia, the son of Thomas and Alice Mollohan of Wood County. He attended and graduated from Williamstown High School in Wood County; and

    Whereas, Andrew Scott Mollohan began his 22 year career in the United States Navy after graduating from high school and served until his death. While in the United States Navy, Andrew Scott Mollohan served in the Gulf War and was stationed at Groton, Connecticut. He was the Logistics Specialist Division leading Petty Officer and was building the U.S.S. Missouri SSN 780 when he died on November 29, 2009; and

    Whereas, Andrew Scott Mollohan received several awards for his service in the United States Navy including Enlisted Submarine Warfare Insignia, Expert Pistol Medal, Navy Arctic Service Ribbon, five Navy Sea Service Development Ribbons, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, Navy Expeditionary Medal, six Navy Good Conduct Medals, three Navy E Ribbons, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal; and

    Whereas, Andrew Scott Mollohan dedicated his whole life to the United States Navy and his country, it is only fitting and proper that he be remembered and acknowledged for his outstanding dedication and service; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 54-68-23.53 on Routes 2 and 68 in Wood County, West Virginia, the “U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Andrew Scott Mollohan Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs at both ends of the bridge containing bold and prominent letter proclaiming the bridge the “U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Andrew Scott Mollohan Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and to the surviving family of Chief Petty Officer Andrew Scott Mollohan.

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