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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 35 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35

(By Delegates Stowers and Butcher)

 

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to name County Route 36/1, known as Scites Road, from the intersection with the Branchland Bridge in Branchland, Lincoln County, West Virginia to the intersection of Sheridan Road and Two Mile Road, the “Sergeant Larry W. Kinder Memorial Highway.”

    Whereas, Larry Kinder was born on February 7, 1944, the son of William and Ida Kinder; and

    Whereas, Larry Kinder grew up in Branchland, West Virginia with his brothers Jack and Vinson, and his sisters Ann and Brenda Kinder; and

    Whereas, Larry Kinder was married to Bernice Frye Kinder and had a daughter, Levetta Kinder; and

    Whereas, Sergeant Larry Kinder was serving as a member of Gun Section Number One with Battery C on Fire Support Base Tomahawk south of Phu Bai, Republic of South Vietnam, when his M109 Howitzer took a direct hit on June 19, 1969; and

    Whereas, Sergeant Larry Kinder was severely injured and was evacuated to the hospital ship U.S.S. Sanctuary, where he later succumbed to his injuries on June 23, 1969; and

    Whereas, On that fateful day in June 1969, Sargent Larry W. Kinder gave his last full measure of devotion to his country and to his comrades-in-arms; and

    Whereas, It is only fitting and proper that this stretch of road near his hometown of Branchland be named in his honor, and that it henceforth stand as a permanent memorial so that Sargent Larry W. Kinder's supreme sacrifice will not be forgotten; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways name County Route 36/1, known as Scites Road, from the intersection with the Branchland Bridge in Branchland, Lincoln County, West Virginia to the intersection of Sheridan Road and Two Mile Road, the “Sergeant Larry W. Kinder Memorial Highway”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made, and be placed, signs identifying the road as the “Sergeant Larry W. Kinder Memorial Highway” with a designation that Sergeant Kinder served in the Vietnam War; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates, forward a certified copy of this resolution to the family of Larry Kinder and to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.

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