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Committee Substitute House Concurrent Resolution 9 History

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HCR9 SUB
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 9

(By Delegates Hamilton and Lynch)


          


Requesting that bridge number 42-46-1.54 on County Route 46 between Czar and Helvetia, Randolph County, West Virginia, be named the "Army Specialist 4th Class Garry Lee Burgess Memorial Bridge".

     Whereas, Garry Lee Burgess was born on November 11, 1943, in Cabin Creek, Kanawha County, West Virginia, the son of Earl Edward Burgess and Sylvia Laura (Landers) Burgess; and

     whereas, Garry Lee Burgess grew up, one of eleven children, in Pickens, Randolph County, West Virginia; and 

     whereas, Garry Lee Burgess enlisted in the United States Army as a young, single man and began his tour of duty in Vietnam on January 5, 1966; and

     whereas, Garry Lee Burgess served as a Specialist 4th Class, assigned to 11B, 25th Infantry Division; and

     whereas, Shortly into his first tour of duty, Garry Lee Burgess was wounded, received the Purple Heart and returned to the front following his recovery; and

     whereas, On Sunday, June 19, 1966, at the young age of 22,
Garry Lee Burgess was fatally wounded in a hostile, artillery, rocket and mortar attack in South Vietnam; and
     whereas, Garry Lee Burgess gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country and it is, thus, fitting and proper that a bridge be named to memorialize his life; therefore, be it

     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 42-46-1.54 on County Route 46 between Czar and Helvetia, Randolph County, West Virginia, the "Army Specialist 4th Class Garry Lee Burgess 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 letters proclaiming the bridge the "Army Specialist 4th Class Garry Lee Burgess Memorial Bridge"; and, be it

     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and to Garry's siblings, Geraldine B. Poore, Jewell Bailes, Dannie A. Burgess, Edna M. Farris, Rebecca E. Tweed, Charlotte J. Bailey, Sandra M. Bailey, Larry D. Burgess, David A, Burgess and Billy E. Burgess.
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