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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 10 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 10

(By Delegates Guthrie, Brown, Hatfield, Hunt,

Skaff, Spencer and Wells)




Requesting the Division of Highways name the bridge number 20-119- 13.77 over Davis Creek on U.S. Route 119 between 76.2 and 76.4 in Kanawha County the "T-5 Leon Whitlock and PFC Forrest Wilson Memorial Bridge" and bridge number S-320-214-0.01, U.S. Route 214 on the Kanawha County line, the "SFC Stanley Williams Memorial Bridge (Distinguished Service Cross)".

Whereas, Leon Whitlock was a Technical Sergeant in the U.S. Army and served with the Company A, 40th Tank Battalion, First Army during World War II; and
Whereas, Leon Whitlock was killed in action on October 4, 1944, in fierce battle at Overloon, Holland; and
Whereas, Leon Whitlock was awarded the Purple Heart for making the ultimate sacrifice for his country in addition to several other campaign ribbons and personal decorations earned for his brave service in Northern France, Belgium and Holland; and
Whereas, Forrest Wilson was a Private First Class in the United States Army and served with the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division during World War II; and
Whereas, Forrest Wilson was killed in action on May 21, 1945 at Davao Region Mindanaao, Philippines where he is buried at the Manila American Cemetery; and

Whereas, Forrest Wilson was awarded the Purple Heart for making the ultimate sacrifice for his country in addition to several other campaign ribbons and personal decorations earned for his brave service in the Pacific including the assault on New Guinea and the Philippine Island Campaigns; and
Whereas, Stanley Williams was a Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army and served with E Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War, where he served two combat tours; and
Whereas, Stanley Williams was killed in action on July 18, 1952 during the horrific battle for Old Baldy in West Central Korea; and
Whereas, Stanley Williams was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism and his gallant self-sacrifice for the men under his charge and the Purple heart for making the ultimate sacrifice for his country, as well as several other campaign ribbons and personal decorations; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to have made and be placed signs identifying bridge
number 20-119- 13.77 over Davis Creek on U.S. Route 119 between 76.2 and 76.4 in Kanawha County the "T-5 Leon Whitlock and PFC Forrest Wilson Memorial Bridge" and bridge number S-320-214-0.01, U.S. Route 214 on the Kanawha County line, the "SFC Stanley Williams Memorial Bridge (Distinguished Service Cross)" ; 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 family of T-5 Leon Whitlock, PFC Forrest Wilson and SFC Stanley Williams.
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