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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 22 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 22

(By Delegate Hamilton)

 

 

 

Requesting that bridge number 49-3/4-2.40 in the Community of Kesling Mill in Upshur County, West Virginia, be named the “Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling Memorial Bridge.”

    Whereas, Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling was born on March 4, 1947, in Buckhannon to Paul and Katherine Smith Kesling; and

    Whereas, Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling graduated from Towson High School in Towson, Maryland; and

    Whereas, Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and began his tour of duty in Vietnam on January 26, 1967; and

    Whereas, Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling was killed on December 27, 1967 by hostile gunfire in the Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam; and

    Whereas, Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling was awarded the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; and

    Whereas, Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling 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 49-3/4-2.40 in the Community of Kesling Mill in Upshur County, West Virginia the “Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling 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 “Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling 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 sisters, Barbara Weaver, Sue Barron and Lois Hain and his brother, Mike Kesling.

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