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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 20 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 20

(By Delegates Rowan and Cowles)




Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 14-50-31.01 on U.S. Route 50 in Hampshire County, the "Army Corporal Rex Marcel Sherman Memorial Bridge".
     Whereas, Corporal Sherman was born on April 8, l95l in Romney, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, Corporal Sherman served in C Company, 75th Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, United States Army; and
     Whereas, Corporal Sherman began his tour of duty in Vietnam on July 5, 1969 and died in combat on November 19, 1969 in Binh Thuan while under fire and without regard to his personal safety he was pulling wounded soldiers to safety; and
     Whereas, On November 19, 1969 Corporal Sherman saved the lives of several of his fellow soldiers; and
     Whereas, Corporal Sherman was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, the third highest award in the military, and was also posthumously promoted to the rank of corporal; and
     Whereas, Corporal Sherman's bravery, selflessness and love of his country and his fellow man was evident in the way he lived and the way he faced death; and
     Whereas, It is fitting to honor Corporal Sherman for his commitment, dedication and having made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and his state; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 14-50-31.01 on U.S. Route 50 in Hampshire County, the "Army Corporal Rex Marcel Sherman 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 "Army Corporal Rex Marcel Sherman 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 the family of Army Corporal Rex Marcel Sherman.
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