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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 45 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 45

(By Delegates Hartman and D. Campbell)

 

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 42-33-23.03, on US 33 crossing the Cheat River which is about ten miles east of Elkins, West Virginia, the “Sergeant Robert Dewey Thompson Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, Robert Dewey Thompson was born on October 10, 1944, to Dewey and Margie Thompson in Wymer, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Sergeant Thompson entered the service on September 20, 1965, and trained at Fort Bevens, Massachusetts; and

    Whereas, Mr. Thompson achieved the rank of sergeant in the 196th Light Infantry Brigade; and

    Whereas, Sergeant Thompson tragically died while bravely serving his country on May 23, 1967, as a result of an exploding land mine in Vietnam; and

    Whereas, Sergeant Thompson was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and various awards from the South Vietnamese government; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Legislature hereby requests the Commissioner of the Division of Highways to name bridge number 42-33-23.03, located on US 33 crossing the Cheat River which is about ten miles east of Elkins, West Virginia, the “Sergeant Robert Dewey Thompson 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 be erected at each entry of said bridge, containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge to be the “Sergeant Robert Dewey Thompson 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 Transportation, the Commissioner of the Division of Highways, and the surviving family of Robert Dewey Thompson.

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