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Engrossed Version House Concurrent Resolution 21 History

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ENGROSSED

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 21

(By Delegates Sumner, Mahan, Moye, Susman and Wooton)




Requesting the West Virginia Division of Highways to name the bridge located in Mabscott, Raleigh County, West Virginia, specifically bridge number 41-3/38-0.01(3028) the "Staff Sgt. Jeremy Alexander Brown Memorial Bridge."

Whereas, Jeremy Alexander Brown
was born on November 10, 1978, in Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, to Teresa Lynn Brown and the late John A. "Skeet" Brown; and
Whereas, Jeremy Alexander Brown
attended Woodrow Wilson High School where he graduated and entered the United States Army in 1996. His tour of service included Fort Hauchuca, Arizona, the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, an assignment in Korea, a tour in Iraq with the 101st Airborne from Fort Campbell, Kentucky and redeployment to Iraq in March, 2005, until he died due to injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday, July 3, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq; and
Whereas, Jeremy Alexander Brown
, during his service to his country received or was awarded the Bronze Star, Army commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with an Oak Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Ribbon among others; and
Whereas, Jeremy Alexander Brown
was survived by his wife, Rosemary Brown of West Orange, New Jersey, and a son, Seth Alexander Brown Of Winchester, Ohio, his mother Teresa Lynn Brown, twin brother, Jason Brown and other relatives; and
Whereas, Jeremy Alexander Brown
unselfishly made the supreme sacrifice for his country, state, family and friends and in so doing, joined the legions of young American men and women who have given their lives in past decades so that other people might have a chance to know the meaning of freedom which is so dear to Americans and West Virginians, who have died and will continue to die to defend it; and
Whereas, The life and sacrifice of Jeremy Alexander Brown
should not go unnoticed; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia
:
That the Legislature hereby requests the West Virginia Division of Highways to name the bridge in Mabscott, Raleigh County,
specifically bridge number 41-3/38-0.01(3028) , the "Staff Sgt. Jeremy Alexander Brown Memorial Bridge" ; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the West Virginia Division of Highways provide and erect a sign at either end of the bridge displaying the name of the 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, and to the surviving relatives of Staff Sgt. Jeremy Alexander Brown.
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