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Committee Substitute House Concurrent Resolution 28 History

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 28

(By Delegates D. Campbell, Hartman and Hall)

 

Requesting that bridge number 42-219-41.79, on United States Route 219 crossing Leading Creek in Randolph County, West Virginia, be named the “L/CPL David Lee Cosner Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, L/CPL David Lee Cosner was born to Harold L. and Marva Lynn Cosner on May 6, 1961, in Elkins, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, L/CPL David Lee Cosner was reared and educated in Randolph County, graduating from Elkins High School in 1979 and employed at Webb Ford Sales until sworn into the United States Marine Corps in May, 1982; and

    Whereas, L/CPL David Lee Cosner was stationed in Bierut, Lebanon, during a United Nations’ peacekeeping mission, serving as an administrative assistant in the personnel office of Battalion Landing Team, 1st Bn 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division; and

    Whereas, L/CPL David Lee Cosner was tragically killed on October 23, 1983, as a result of multiple fragmentation wounds to the body sustained in the bombing of the Marine barracks by terrorists in Beirut; and

    Whereas, L/CPL David Lee Cosner was one of five native West Virginia residents and the only son of Randolph County, West Virginia, to lose his life during the occupation of Beirut; and

    Whereas, The ultimate sacrifice of this brave and courageous son of Randolph County, West Virginia, requires us to honor L/CPL David Lee Cosner and thereby ensure that future generations are made aware of his sacrifice in the cause of freedom; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 42-219-41.79, on United States Route 219 in Randolph County, West Virginia, be named the “L/CPL David Lee Cosner 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 “L/CPL David Lee Cosner 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; L/CPL Cosner’s father, Harold L. “Red” Cosner of Elkins, West Virginia; his daughter, Leanna Cosner of Elkins, West Virginia; his grandson, David McCoy of Elkins, West Virginia; and to Richard R. Ware, Commandant, Detachment 956, MCL, of Elkins, West Virginia.

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