HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 49
(By Delegate Wells)
Requesting the Division of Highways to name the bridge on the West Virginia Turnpike at mile marker 89.5 at the Marmet Interchange over Route 94, number 20-77-89.50, in Kanawha County, the “LTC Spencer J. Campbell Memorial Bridge”.
Whereas, Spencer J. Campbell was born on March 20, 1948, to Wilbur and Jessie Campbell of Campbell’s Creek in Kanawha County, West Virginia; and was a resident of Fayetteville, North Carolina when he died on April 13, 2011 at the age of 63 years. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, daughter, Wendy Campbell Elswick and grandsons, Brayden and Saxon; and
Whereas, Spencer J. Campbell held a Ph. D. degree in social work, specializing in post traumatic distress syndrome at the Ft. Bragg Special Operations Center. He was retired from the United States Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During his life time, he was a city patrolman on the Charleston Police Department, deputy sheriff for Kanawha County and served in the West Virginia National Guard. He had a 38 year military career beginning in 1966 as a private in the United States Marine Corp and ended with his retirement from the Army in 2005. He had combat tours that included Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan and Iraq. He was awarded numerous decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons, including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star; and
Whereas, Spencer J. Campbell was a sincere person with a healthy mind, high morals and great spirit. His studies, travels and many experiences made him knowledgeable on many subjects. He was a caring and giving person, a respected member of his community and his dedication and commitment to his family, community, state and country served as a great example to us all and should not go unnoticed; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name the bridge on the West Virginia Turnpike at mile marker 89.5 at the Marmet Interchange over Route 94, number 20-77-89.50, in Kanawha County, the “LTC Spencer J. Campbell 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 “LTC Spencer J. Campbell 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 Spencer J. Campbell.