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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 74 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 74

(By Delegates Hamrick, Miley, Iaquinta, Ambler, Anderson, Andes, Armstead, Arvon, Ashley, Border, Butler, Cadle, Canterbury, Cowles, Ellem, Espinosa, D. Evans, Gearheart, Howell, Kump, Lane, McCuskey, E. Nelson, Overington, Pasdon, Raines, Shott, R. Smith, Storch, Sumner, Walters, Westfall and Williams)

 

 

 

Requesting that bridge number 17-270-1.33 on Route 270 in Lost Creek, Harrison County, West Virginia, be named the “USMC LCpl. David Lee Powell Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, LCpl. David Lee Powell was born on April 28, 1949, in Harrison County, West Virginia, the son of the late Earl and Dorothy Powell of Lost Creek, Harrison County; and

    Whereas, LCpl. David Lee Powell attended Unitis and South Harrison High Schools in Harrison County; and

    Whereas, LCpl. David Lee Powell enlisted in the United States Marines on May 3, 1966, and began his tour of duty in Vietnam on October 24, 1967, as a member of K Company, Third Battalion, Fourth Marines, Third Marine Division; and

    Whereas, LCpl. David Lee Powell was one of three brothers, all of whom served in the United States Marines during the war in Vietnam; and

    Whereas, LCpl. David Lee Powell was killed on June 23, 1968, by hostile fire in the Quang Tri Province of South Vietnam; and

    Whereas, LCpl. David Lee Powell gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country and it is fitting and proper that he be remembered and acknowledged for his courageous action and service; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 17-270-1.33 on Route 270 in Lost Creek, Harrison County, the “USMC LCpl. David Lee Powell Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs at both ends of the bridge containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge the “USMC LCpl. David Lee Powell 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 Lance Corporal David Lee Powell.

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