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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 4 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4

(By Delegates White and Kominar)

[Introduced February 17, 2009.]



Requesting the West Virginia Division of Highways to name West Virginia Bridge Number 4069, located on Corridor G, at the mouth of Chattaroy in Mingo County, West Virginia.

Whereas, Chief Boson's Mate, Howard W. Banister was born July 6, 1929 in the town of Holden in Logan County, West Virginia, the son of Herbert and Beula Pack Bannister; and
Whereas, Chief Howard W. Bannister made a career with the U.S. Navy, having served on active duty for more than eighteen years, and rose to the rank of Chief Boson's Mate; and
Whereas, Chief Howard W. Bannister was serving on a River Assault Craft as a member of an elite Navy Seal team in Long An, South Vietnam; and
Whereas, Chief Howard W. Bannister and team were on a covert operation when the craft took a hit from an enemy recoiless rifle round on July 11, 1967, which ended his life; and
Whereas, Chief Howard W. Bannister received the Purple Heart and other distinguished decorations; and
Whereas, Chief Howard W. Bannister left a wife, Alice Bannister and children; and
Whereas, The ultimate sacrifice of this brave and courageous son of Mingo County, West Virginia requires us to honor Chief Boson's Mate Howard W. Bannister, by ensuring that future generations are aware of his sacrifice to the cause of freedom; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby requests the West Virginia Division of Highways to name Bridge Number 4069, located on Corridor G at the mouth of Chattaroy in Mingo County, West Virginia the "CBM Howard W. Bannister Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to cause to be fabricated signs to read in prominent lettering: "CBM Howard W. Bannister Memorial Bridge" which signs shall be erected at each entrance of the bridge, indicating that the bridge has been so named; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House mail a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of Transportation, the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and the family of Chief Boson's Mate Howard W. Bannister.
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