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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 3 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 3

(By Delegate R. Phillips)

 

 

 

Requesting that bridge number 23-44-9.12 on Route 44 in Logan County, West Virginia, be named the “Warrant Officer Dale Shaheen Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, Warrant Officer Dale Shaheen was born to John and Annie Shaheen on May 19, 1925 in Buffalo Creek, Logan County. During his school years he worked at his parent’s grocery store. He graduated from Logan High School; and

    Whereas, Warrant Officer Dale Shaheen enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1943 and on September 9, 1943 qualified for preactivation as a cadet in the Air Crew; and

    Whereas, Warrant Officer Dale Shaheen attended Flight School and became a pilot of a B-25 bomber; and

    Whereas, Following his discharge in 1946 Warrant Officer Dale Shaheen opened both a grocery store and a beer distributorship in Omar; and

    Whereas, Warrant Officer Dale Shaheen was a pilot for the Middle East Airlines for two years beginning in 1958; and

    Whereas, From 1960 until retirement Warrant Officer Dale Shaheen successfully operated a Stewart’s Root Beer drive-in and a Mary Carter Paint store in Williamson; and

    Whereas, In his spare time Warrant Officer Dale Shaheen’s passions were flying his twin engine Beechcraft airplane and giving his time and energy to the community; and

    Whereas, Warrant Officer Dale Shaheen died of cancer on March 3, 1996 and his ashes were buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery where his parents were laid to rest; and

    Whereas, Warrant Officer Dale Shaheen served his country and his state with honor and distinction; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 23-44-9.12 on Route 44 in Logan County, West Virginia the “Warrant Officer Dale Shaheen 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 “Warrant Officer Dale Shaheen 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 sister Cosette Dickenson of Priestly Ridge, West Virginia; and his close friend, Hobert Adkins.

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