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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 2 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 2

(By Delegate R. Phillips)

 

 

 

Requesting that bridge number 23-119/5-3.24 on County Route 119/5 in Logan County, West Virginia, be named the “PVT Ervin L. Arnold Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, Private Ervin L. Arnold was born to Fred and Effie Arnold on January 11, 1931 in Pine Creek, Logan County. He attended Omar Junior High School and loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed playing baseball and basketball and once made a basketball out of old coffee sacks and tape; and

    Whereas, Private Ervin L. Arnold enlisted in the U. S. Army in February 1952; and

    Whereas, Private Ervin L. Arnold was killed on November 20, 1952 in North Korea when a mortar shell hit his foxhole as he was writing a letter home; and

    Whereas, Private Ervin L. Arnold was a member of the Pine Creek Free Will Baptist Church and is buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Logan County; and

    Whereas, Private Ervin L. Arnold served his country and his state with honor and distinction and gave the ultimate sacrifice; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 23-119/5-3.24 on County Route 119/5 in Logan County, West Virginia the “PVT Ervin L. Arnold 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 “PVT Ervin L. Arnold 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; his brothers, Stacey Arnold and Dale Arnold, both of Pomeroy, Ohio; and his close childhood friend, Hobert Adkins.

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