Senate
House
Joint
Bill Status
WV Code
Audits/ Reports
Educational
Contact
home
home

Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 25 History

DOWNLOAD  wpd  |  Email


hcr25 intr
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25

(By Mr. Speaker (Mr. Thompson)and Delegate Perdue)



Requesting the Division of Highways to rename the Camp Creek bridge over Camp Creek on State Route 152, in Lavalette, Wayne County, bridge number 50-152-41.56, the "CPL Fred Russell Memorial Bridge".
     Whereas, CPL Fred Russell was born on April 24, 1922 in East Lynn, West Virginia and passed away on March 21, 2011 in Huntington, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, CPL Fred Russell served in the United States Army during World War II, and was in active service from November 1, 1942 until September 10, 1945; and
     Whereas, CPL Fred Russell served in General Eisenhower's Division during five battles, including in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe; and
     Whereas, CPL Fred Russell was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in action in France in August, 1944; and
     Whereas, CPL Fred Russell was also awarded five major Battle Stars, a Gold Leaf, the Good Conduct Medal, the European-African- Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Honorable Service WWII Lapel Button and the Sharpshooter Badge; and
     Whereas, CPL Fred Russell was a life member of VFW Post 1064 in Huntington and American Legion Post 93 in Kenova; and
     Whereas, CPL Fred Russell returned from service and became a successful local businessman in Wayne, Lavalette and Huntington, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, CPL Fred Russell served the children of his community by supporting many organizations, including the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Wayne County Little League, and the Wayne Order of Rainbow Girls; and
     Whereas, CPL Fred Russell further served his community as a FEMA representative, building permit officer, assistant to the assessor, a member of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce, and a charter member of Huntington AARP; and
     Whereas, CPL Fred Russell was a Royal Arch Mason and member of Wayne Masonic Lodge #18, AF & AM, as well as Wayne Chapter 156, Order of Eastern Star; and
     Whereas, It is fitting and proper, that CPL Fred Russell be remembered and acknowledged for his courageous action and military service, as well as his long service to the communities of Lavalette, Wayne and Huntington, West Virginia; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
 That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name the Camp Creek bridge over Camp Creek on State Route 152, in Lavalette, Wayne County, bridge number 50-152-41.56, the "CPL Fred Russell Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
 Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "CPL Fred Russell 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 surviving family of CPL Fred Russell.
This Web site is maintained by the West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference & Information.  |  Terms of Use  |   Web Administrator   |   © 2014 West Virginia Legislature ***