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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 37 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 37

(By Delegates Barker, Rodighiero, Butcher and Stowers)

 

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to name the bridge on WV Route 17 in Ottawa, Boone County, bridge number 3-17-0.53, the “PFC James J. Waters Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, PFC James J. Waters was born on December 22, 1918, in Sharples, Logan County, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, PFC James J. Waters enlisted in the United States Army on March 23, 1942, completing recruit training at Fort Thomas, Kentucky, before training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and

    Whereas, PFC James J. Waters was deployed to the European Theater on April 23, 1943 as a part of the 319th Glider, Field Artillery Battalion; and

    Whereas, PFC James J. Waters was killed in action during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944; and

    Whereas, PFC James J. Waters was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart Medal; and

    Whereas, It is fitting and proper that PFC James J. Waters be remembered and acknowledged for his courageous action and ultimate sacrifice; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways name the bridge on WV Route 17 in Ottawa, Boone County, bridge number 3-17-0.53, the “PFC James J. Waters 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 “PFC James J. Waters 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 to the surviving family of James J. Waters.

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