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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 144 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 144

(By Delegates Paxton, Guthrie, Wells, P. Smith, Poore, Walker, Moore, Craig, Caputo, D. Poling, Boggs, Hunt, Morgan, Perry and Swartzmiller)

 

Requesting that the Division of Highways name bridge number 27-15-6.53, currently known as Old Town Bridge on County Route 15 (Sandhill Rd.) near Pt. Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia the “Quentin H. Wickline Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, Quentin H. Wickline was born on July 4, 1918, a proud patriot; and

    Whereas, Quentin H. Wickline was one of the first in his town to enlist in the U.S. Navy when World War II broke out and served a tour of duty in Japan before returning to West Virginia and going to work for the railroad; and

    Whereas, Quentin H. Wickline was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War and spent over a year in Korea, achieving the rank of Sargent, before returning once again to West Virginia where he got a job with Appalachian Power; and

    Whereas, Quentin H. Wickline volunteered in his community as a baseball and softball coach, a member of the PTA, American Legion, VFW and SAR; and

    Whereas, Quentin H. Wickline was instrumental in starting the clothes closet and food bank at Pt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, where he volunteered once a week for many years; and

    Whereas, Quentin H. Wickline was an active volunteer at Pleasant Valley Hospital and the Pt. Pleasant Senior Center, where he served on the Board of Directors, and even volunteered for a time at the V.A. Hospital in Huntington, where he was receiving cancer treatments; and

    Whereas, It is fitting and proper to honor the tireless work of Quentin H. Wickline on behalf of his fellow veterans, church and community by dedicating a bridge in his honor; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is requested to name bridge number 27-15-6.53, currently known as Old Town Bridge on County Route 15 (Sandhill Rd.) near Pt. Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia the “Quentin H. Wickline 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 “Quentin H. Wickline 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 family of Quentin H. Wickline.

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