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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 66 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 66

(By Delegates Eldridge, Stowers, R. Phillips and Tomblin)




Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 23-119-18.13 in Chapmanville, Logan County, West Virginia, on Corridor G, close to Trace Fork Road, the "PFC Casey West Memorial Bridge, United States Army".
     Whereas, PFC Casey West was born on January 6, 1924, and raised in Taplin, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, While working in the coal mine at Cleen Eagle, West Virginia, PFC Casey West was drafted into the United States Army; and
     Whereas, While in the United States Army, PFC Casey West served as an infantryman in the 36th Division; and
     Whereas, on January 22, 1944, PFC Casey West was wounded at Casino, Italy; and
     Whereas, PFC Casey West received several awards for his service in the United States Army including a Purple Heart, a European- African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with one Bronze Star and a 36th Division Blue Star; and
     Whereas, Following his honorable discharge from the United States Army, PFC Casey West returned to Logan County, West Virginia, where he married Freda Hager and had six children; and
     Whereas, Throughout his adult life in Logan County, PFC Casey West worked as a mechanic in the coal mines and was renowned for his invention propensities both on the job, at home and in the community; and
     Whereas, Following a long and productive life, PFC Casey West died on June 7, 2008, in the county of his birth; and
     Whereas, It is only fitting and proper that a bridge in Logan County, West Virginia, be named in honor of PFC Casey West and that the bridge henceforth stand as a permanent memorial so that his service to our country and the world and his devotion to Logan County, West Virginia, not be forgotten; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways name bridge number 23-119-18.13 in Chapmanville, Logan County, West Virginia, on Corridor G next to Trace Fork Road, the "PFC Casey West Memorial Bridge, United States Army"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made, and be placed, signs identifying the bridge, both north bound and south bound, in bold and prominent letters, as the "PFC Casey West Memorial Bridge, United States Army"; 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 children of PFC Casey West who are Arlena Mann, Nancy Fowler, Drema Farris, Jerry West and Donald West, all residing in Logan County, West Virginia.
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