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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 10 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 10

(By Delegate Hamilton)




Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 49-9-0.21 in Tennerton, Upshur County, West Virginia the "Staff Sergeant Lesley Wayne Reed Memorial Bridge".
     Whereas, Lesley Wayne Reed was born on January 11, 1946, the son of William Otto Reed and Christine Bonner Reed; and
     Whereas, Lesley Wayne Reed was raised in Upshur County and attended Upshur County public schools; and
     Whereas, Staff Sergeant Lesley Wayne Reed served in Vietnam with D Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, U.S. Army; and
     Whereas, Staff Sergeant Lesley Wayne Reed was killed in action on November 19, 1967, at Dak To, which was a major battle of the Vietnam War; and
     Whereas, For his valor, Staff Sergeant Lesley Wayne Reed was awarded the Silver Star and a Purple Heart. Staff Sergeant Reed also received a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Army Good Conduct Medal; and
     Whereas, On that fateful day in November 1967, Staff Sargent Lesley Wayne Reed gave his last full measure of devotion to his country and to his comrades-in-arms; and
     Whereas, It is only fitting and proper that this bridge be named in his honor, and that it henceforth stand as a permanent memorial so that Staff Sargent Lesley Wayne Reed's supreme sacrifice for our nation will not be forgotten; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways name the bridge number 49-9-0.21 in Tennerton, Upshur County, West Virginia the "Staff Sergeant Lesley Wayne Reed Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made, and be placed, signs identifying the bridge as the "Staff Sergeant Lesley Wayne Reed Memorial Bridge" with a designation that Staff Sergeant Reed served in the Vietnam War; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the family of Staff Sergeant Lesley Wayne Reed and to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
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