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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 62 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 62


(By Delegates D. Poling, Azinger, Ellem, Ambler, Armstead, Ashley, Canterbury, Caputo, Cowles, Craig, Diserio, Eldridge, Ellington, A. Evans, D. Evans, Faircloth, Ferns, Ferro, Fleischauer, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hunt, Jones, Lane, Marcum, Marshall, Miley, Moore, Morgan, E. Nelson, Pasdon, Perdue, Phillips, R., Poore, Reynolds, Romine, P. Smith, R. Smith, Stephens, Stowers, Tomblin, Walters, Wells and White)



Requesting the Division of Highways to name the bridge currently known as DuPont Road Bridge on West Virginia Route 68, over US Route 50, bridge number 54-68-14.60, the "Navy Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Heath Null Memorial Bridge".

     Whereas, Nicholas Heath Null was born on March 30, 1981 to Tim Null and Tracy Kendall Litman in Washington, Wood County, West Virginia; and

     Whereas, Nicholas Heath Null was a member of the Parkersburg South High School football and basketball teams, and graduated from Parkersburg South High School in 1999; and

     Whereas, Nicholas Heath Null enlisted in the United States Navy in September 2000 and through his distinguished service achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer, serving as an Explosives Ordnance
Disposal Technician in the US Navy Seal Naval Special Warfare Development Group; and
     Whereas, Nicholas Heath Null graduated from recruit training command in Great Lakes, Illinois in December 2000; completed service school training in Great Lakes; reported to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 6 in Panama City, Florida in May 2001, then to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, then to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12; returned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2 in July 2007; and in January 2009 he reported to the East Coast-based Seal Team; and

     Whereas, Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Heath Null died During Operation Enduring Freedom on August 6, 2011, along with 29 other US soldiers, from injuries sustained in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crash after taking fire in Wardak Province, Afghanistan; and

     Whereas, Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Heath Null, through his dedicated service and sacrifice, was awarded two Bronze Star Medals, one with Valor; two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals with Valor; three Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals, one with Valor; the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; the Afghanistan Campaign Medal; two Iraq Campaign Medals; the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; four Sea Service Deployment Ribbons; the Rifle Marksmanship Medal; the Pistol Marksmanship Medal; the Bronze Star
Medal with Valor; and the Purple Heart; and
     Whereas, Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Heath Null is survived by his wife, Tanya Null; his three sons, Hunter, Bret and Chase Null; his father, Tim Null; his stepmother, Kris Null; his mother, Tracy Kendall Litman; his stepfather, Alan Litman; his brother, Brandon Null; and his sister, Ashley Sanders, and her husband Adam; and

     Whereas, It is fitting and proper that Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Heath Null be remembered and acknowledged for his courageous service and supreme sacrifice; therefore, be it

     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name the bridge currently known as DuPont Road Bridge on West Virginia Route 68, over US Route 50, bridge number 54-68-14.60, the "Navy Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Heath Null Memorial Bridge"; and, be it

     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Navy Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Heath Null 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 family of Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Null.
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