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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 4 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4

(By Delegate R. Phillips)

 

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 23-119/05-3.56 on Pine Creek Road, in Logan County, West Virginia, the “Gordon M. Sorrell Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, Gordon M. Sorrell was born on October 17, 1921, in Gilbert, Mingo County; and

    Whereas, Gordon M. Sorrell graduated from Logan High School in 1940; and

    Whereas, Gordon M. Sorrell was inducted into the United States Army Air Corp on October 30, 1945; and

    Whereas, Gordon M. Sorrell attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, 4000th AAF; and

    Whereas, Gordon M. Sorrell was in a plane that was shot down over Germany during his fourteenth mission on September 28, 1944; and

    Whereas, Gordon M. Sorrell was a prisoner of war in a German prison camp for seven months and five days; and

    Whereas, Gordon M. Sorrell was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, three Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal; and

    Whereas, Gordon M. Sorrell served his country with honor and distinction until his honorable discharge on October 27, 1945; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 23-119/05-3.56 on Pine Creek Road, in Logan County, the “Gordon M. Sorrell 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 “Gordon M. Sorrell 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 family of Gordon M. Sorrell.

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