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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 35 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35

(By Delegates C. Miller, Sobonya, Stephens,

Reynolds, Craig and Morgan)



Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 06-07-0.40 (3633) on Nine Mile Road, County Route 7, Lesage, the "Pvt. Russell Curtis Knight Memorial Bridge Bronze Star Recipient, WW II Veteran."

Whereas, Private Russell Curtis Knight was born in Cabell County, West Virginia and was a farmer before enlisting in the United States Army; and
Whereas, Private Russell Curtis Knight served his country during World War II with honor and distinction earning a Bronze Star, the EAME Campaign Ribbon, Expert Infantry Badge and a Purple Heart for wounds received in battle near Artena, Italy on June 1, 1944; and
Whereas, Private Russell Curtis Knight was honorably discharged on January 11, 1945 after serving one and one-half years; and
Whereas, Private Russell Curtis Knight lived the remainder of his life in West Virginia where he passed away on April 4, 1971; and
Whereas, Having honorably served and sacrificed for his country, his state and fellow man we are compelled to ensure that future generations are aware of Private Russell Curtis Knight's commitment to the cause of freedom; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 06-07-0.40 (3633) on Nine Mile Road, County Route 7, Lesage, the "Pvt. Russell Curtis Knight Memorial Bridge Bronze Star Recipient, WW II Veteran"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Pvt. Russell Curtis Knight Memorial Bridge Bronze Star Recipient, WW II Veteran"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to Private Russell Curtis Knight's family and the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
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