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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 5 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 5

(By Delegates R. Phillips and Tomblin)




Requesting the Division of Highways to rename the Middleburg Bridge over the Guyandotte River, near the Middleburg settlement, Logan County, bridge number 23-10/73-0.01, the "Edward I. Eiland Bridge".
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland was born on February 3, 1920; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland graduated from Logan High School in 1937 and from West Virginia University, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society, in 1940; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland matriculated at the West Virginia University College of Law, but chose to interrupt his legal education to enter the Marine Corps after the Second World War began; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland served in the Pacific with the Fourth Marine Division, and took part in landings on Kwajalein Atoll, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland was awarded both the Purple Heart for wounds incurred in action during the invasion of Saipan and the Silver Star for bravery in the same campaign; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland returned to the West Virginia College of Law, where he served as a member of the Board of Editors of the West Virginia Law Quarterly, and graduated in 1946; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland returned to Logan County, where he served as Assistant Prosecutor, attorney for the City of Logan, Mental Hygiene Commissioner, and where he continues to work in private practice; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland is a longtime member of the Logan County, West Virginia and American Bar Associations, and received the West Virginia Bar Association's inaugural Award of Merit in 1997 for his outstanding lifetime of distinguished service to the profession; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland has served the public as a Boy Scouts leader, a member of the Kiwanis Club, a 58-year member and two-time Post Commander of the Gunther-McNeely-Nowlin Post of the American Legion, and President of the B'Nai El of Logan; and
     Whereas, It is fitting and proper, that Edward I. Eiland be honored for his courageous Marine Corps service, his many contributions to the legal profession and his countless hours of public service to the community of Logan and the state of West Virginia; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to rename the Middleburg Bridge over the Guyandotte River, near the Middleburg settlement, Logan County, bridge number 23-10/73-0.01, the "Edward I. Eiland 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 "Edward I. Eiland 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 Mr. Edward I. Eiland.
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