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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 58 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 58

(By Delegate P. Smith)




Requesting the Division of Highways to name the bridge located at Sauls Run Rte 119\21, Lewis County, specifically bridge number 21-119\21-1.77, the "Marine Lance Corporal Michael Steven Garrett Memorial Bridge."
     Whereas, Michael Steven Garrett was born on October 25, 1948 in Weston, West Virginia to Jack Walder Garrett and Lucille Irene Garrett. He attended Weston High School. He joined the United States Marine Corps on March 29, 1968. His unit was the CAP 1-1-6, CAO 1-1 1st CAG, COMBINED ACTION, III MAF. He began a tour of duty in Vietnam on September 12, 1968. He was shot on March 3, 1969, in Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam while on patrol and died on March 4, 1969 at the 95th Evacuation Hospital Danang. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Weston, West Virginia along side his parents. He was survived by his siblings, Donnie Garrett of Weston, Jackie Garrett of Buchannon, Frances Saunders of Weston, Sharon Powell of Buchannon and Randy Harris of Amarillo, Texas; and
     Whereas, Lance Corporal Michael Steven Garrett made the supreme sacrifice for his country and state; and
     Whereas, It is fitting to honor Michael Steven Garrett by naming the bridge located at Sauls Run Rte 119\21, Lewis County, specifically bridge number 21-119\21-1.77, the "Marine Lance Corporal Michael Steven Garrett Memorial Bridge"; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name the bridge located at Sauls Run Rte 119\21, Lewis County, specifically bridge number 21-119\21-1.77, the "Marine Lance Corporal Michael Steven Garrett 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 "Marine Lance Corporal Michael Steven Garrett 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 and relatives of Marine Lance Corporal Michael Steven Garrett.
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