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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 75 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 75

(By Delegates Walker, Louisos, Perry, Staggers, Argento,

Beach, Butcher, Hall, Martin, McGeehan, Ross, Shott and Skaff)



Requesting the Big Otter Overpass on Interstate 79 in Clay County, specifically bridge number 08-79-39.91(2684), be named the "Pearl Harbor: PFC Carey K. Stockwell Memorial Bridge."

Whereas, PFC Carey K. Stockwell was born on October 21, 1920 to John Stockwell and Sarah Ella Truman Stockwell of Ivydale, West Virginia, the youngest of eleven children; and
Whereas, PFC Carey K. Stockwell was a Christian young man who cared deeply for his widowed mother; and
Whereas, PFC Carey K. Stockwell was a private in the Army Air Corps, 42 Bombardment Squadron, during World War II; and
Whereas, PFC Carey K. Stockwell was killed in action in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; and
Whereas, PFC Carey K. Stockwell was the first soldier from Clay County, West Virginia killed during World War II; and
Whereas, Having honorably served and sacrificed for his country, his state and fellow man, we are compelled to ensure that future generations are aware of PFC Carey K. Stockwell's commitment to the cause of freedom; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name the Big Otter overpass on Interstate 79 in Clay County, specifically bridge number 08-79-39.91(2684), the "Pearl Harbor: PFC Carey K. Stockwell Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "PFC Carey K. Stockwell Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to PFC Carey K. Stockwell's sister, Audrey Drake, and the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
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