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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 45 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 45

(By Delegate P. Smith)




Requesting that bridge number 21-15-8.77 on West Virginia Route 15, in Lewis County, West Virginia, be named the "Army PFC French E. Marsh Memorial Bridge".
     Whereas, French E. Marsh was born December 20, 1929, in Weston, West Virginia, the son of French Marsh and Hazel Butcher Marsh; and
     Whereas, French E. Marsh attended schools in Weston, enjoyed playing baseball, and worked for a time at the Weston Glass Factory; and
     Whereas, French E. Marsh was drafted into the United States Army at the age of eighteen; and
     Whereas, PFC French E. Marsh married Ruth Ann Butcher on January 5, 1952; and
     Whereas, PFC Marsh had a sister, Gwendly Crummit, deceased, and is survived by a brother, George Marsh of Glenville, West Virginia, and a cousin, Herbert Bean of Horner, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, PFC Marsh was killed in action against the enemy in Korea on March 30, 1953 while serving with the U. S. Army's 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division; and
     Whereas, PFC Marsh, service number 52122759, was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal; and
     Whereas, PFC Marsh was buried in Peterson Cemetery, at Weston, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, It is the desire of the Legislature to honor the memory of this native son who gave his life serving his country; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That bridge number 21-15-8.77 on West Virginia Route 15, in Lewis County, West Virginia, be named the "Army PFC French E. Marsh 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 "Army PFC French E. Marsh 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 and to Herbert Bean, 15 Honeysuckle Road, Horner, WV.
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