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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 34 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34

(By Delegates Eldridge, Stowers, Phillips, R., Tomblin

and J. Nelson)


Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 3-3-2.96 on Route 3 in Boone County, the "Army Sergeant Junior Elwood Dunlap Memorial Bridge".
     Whereas, Sergeant Dunlap enlisted in the United States Army on January 1, 1949; and
     Whereas, Sergeant Dunlap was captured during the Korean War while serving as a sergeant with Tank Company, Second Infantry Division's 38th Regiment on November 1, 1950, the second in the famous "Indian Head Division" that was the hardest hit out of the Korean Battle Front; and
     Whereas, Sergeant Dunlap was held captive for thirty-two months and returned home in August 1953 when he was twenty-four years old; and
     Whereas, Sergeant Dunlap was married to Lillian Barrickman, raised four children and had nine grandchildren, six great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and
     Whereas, Sergeant Dunlap spoke numerous times at high schools, universities and public events regarding his experiences in Korea and the honor of serving one's country; and
     Whereas, Sergeant Dunlap passed away at age seventy-seven on December 24, 2006; and
     Whereas, It is fitting to honor Sergeant Dunlap for his commitment, dedication and service to his country and his state; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 3-3-2.96 on Route 3 in Boone County, the "Army Sergeant Junior Elwood Dunlap Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Army Sergeant Junior Elwood Dunlap 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 Sergeant Junior Elwood Dunlap.
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