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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 118 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 118

(By Mr. Speaker (Mr. Thompson) and Delegates Perdue,

Stephens and Reynolds)

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to rename the bridge on High Street over Twelve Pole Creek in Ceredo, West Virginia, bridge number 50-60/4-0.10 the “U.S. Marine Corps PFC Daniel L. Edwards Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, PFC Daniel L. Edwards was born on April 1, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, PFC Daniel L. Edwards attended Ceredo-Kenova High School and fought in the Golden Gloves tournament; and

    Whereas, PFC Daniel L. Edwards enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on June 2, 1967; and

    Whereas, PFC Daniel L. Edwards was deployed to Vietnam in May, 1968, and was a member of Company B of the First Battalion of the Seventh Marine Regiment, First Marine Division; and

    Whereas, On the afternoon of August 10, 1968, PFC Daniel L. Edwards’ company came under intense rocket and automatic weapons fire from a large, well-entrenched North Vietnamese Army force; and

    Whereas, PFC Daniel L. Edwards unhesitatingly launched a determined assault against enemy positions, fearlessly maneuvering across fire-swept terrain and delivering accurate suppressive fire upon hostile emplacements, enabling his comrades to evacuate other injured men; and

    Whereas, PFC Daniel L. Edwards steadfastly remained in a dangerous exposed position, skillfully providing coverage until he was mortally wounded; and

    Whereas, PFC Daniel L. Edwards’ heroic and timely actions inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in enabling fellow Marines to reach safety; and

    Whereas, For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action, PFC Daniel L. Edwards was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal as well as the Purple Heart; and

    Whereas, PFC Daniel L. Edwards was survived by his parents, Carl R. and Dorothy Neace Edwards, as well as his brother Spec 4 Carl Edwards Jr., who also served in Vietnam, his sisters Linda McCoy and Brenda Klein, and his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edwards; and

    Whereas, It is fitting and proper, that PFC Daniel L. Edwards be remembered and acknowledged for his courageous and selfless action in service to his country, and for his ultimate sacrifice; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name on High Street over Twelve Pole Creek in Ceredo, West Virginia, bridge number 50-60/4-0.10, the “U.S. Marine Corps PFC Daniel L. Edwards Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the “U.S. Marine Corps PFC Daniel L. Edwards 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 PFC Daniel L. Edwards.

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