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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 36 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 36

(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegate Perdue)




Requesting that the bridge located in Wayne County, West Virginia, at the intersection of West Virginia Route 7, also known as Patrick Creek Road, and West Virginia Route 152 be named the "Private First Class Oscar Harper, Sr. Memorial Bridge".
     Whereas, Oscar Harper, Sr. was born February 7, 1922, at Williams, Kentucky, son of the late David Edward Harper and Rebecca Myrtle Perkins Harper; and
     Whereas, Oscar Harper, Sr. died on February 18 in the year 2006 at the age of eighty-four; and
     Whereas, During his long and colorful life, Oscar Harper, Sr. resided for many years in Ceredo, Wayne County, West Virginia, where he worked and retired from Union Concrete Pipe Company in Ceredo, West Virginia, and was a long-standing member of Lick Creek United Church, Wayne, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, Oscar Harper, Sr. was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving with the 83rd Division, 329th Infantry; and
     Whereas, While in the U.S. Army, Oscar Harper, Sr. served in the European Theater and was in Normandy at Omaha Beach Head during the invasion of France; and
     Whereas, Oscar Harper, Sr. received The Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and Expert Rifleman for his military activities and courageous and heroic efforts; and
     Whereas, Oscar Harper, Sr. was a life member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter II, American Legion Post 93 of Kenova, West Virginia, and Veterans of Foreign War Post 1064 of Huntington, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, Throughout his life, Oscar Harper, Sr. gave unselfishly of himself to his nation and to his family, which included, at his death, thirteen grandchildren and twelve great- grandchildren; and
     Whereas, Oscar Harper, Sr. left this world a better place than it was when he entered it; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name the bridge located at the intersection of West Virginia Route 7, also known as Patrick Creek Road, and West Virginia Route 152 in Wayne County, West Virginia, the "Private First Class Oscar Harper, Sr. 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 "Private First Class Oscar Harper, Sr. 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; Oscar Harper, Sr.'s surviving children and siblings who are daughters Bonnie Vandagriff of Walters, Oklahoma; Fannie McSweeney of South Point, Ohio; Brenda Hodges of Ceredo, West Virginia; Phyllis Williams of Charlestown, Indiana and Connie Fruits of Sellersburg, Indiana; to his son, Oscar Harper, Jr. of Sulphur, Oklahoma; to his sisters Cora Perkins, Dora Blankenship, Pearl Shearer, Wanda Bailey and Clotine Cornett; and, to his brother, Russell Harper.
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