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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 31 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31

(By Delegates White, Marcum and Varner)

 

Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 30-52-17.40, located in Mingo County, the “GMGC Bobby Lee Jarrell United States Navy Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, Bobby Lee Jarrell was born August 16, 1935, in Purtain Mines, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Bobby Lee Jarrell graduated from Burch High School in 1953, and immediately enlisted in the United States Navy; and

    Whereas, Bobby Lee Jarrell had a distinguished 22 year career in the Navy, which took him all over the world to place such as Antarctica, Vietnam and Korea; and

    Whereas, Bobby Lee Jarrell served as a Chief Gunner’s Mate and was awarded the Navy Commendation and Navy Achievement Medals, the Combat Action ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation and Good Conduct (five awards), National Defense Service, Anarctic Service, Vietnam Service (two stars), Vietnam Campaign, Navy Expert Rifleman and Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medals; and

    Whereas, Bobby Lee Jarrell returned to Mingo County after his Navy retirement where he served as the Manager of Maintenance for Mingo County Schools until his retirement in 1999; and

    Whereas, Bobby Lee Jarrell was married to his beloved wife Betty, with whom he shared the joy of having their sons Michael and Ricky and their daughter Cheryl; and

    Whereas, Sadly, Bobby Lee Jarrell passed away at his home on May 10, 2009, leaving behind a host of family and friends, and a grateful country; and

    Whereas, It is fitting, to honor the memory of Bobby Lee Jarrell, who served his country and community honorably, by naming bridge number 30-52-17.40, located in Mingo County, the “GMGC Bobby Lee Jarrell United States Navy Memorial Bridge”; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the West Virginia Legislature:

    That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways name bridge number 30-52-17.40, located in Mingo County, the “GMGC Bobby Lee Jarrell United States Navy 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 “GMGC Bobby Lee Jarrell United States Navy 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 the family of Bobby Lee Jarrell.

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