HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 89
(By Delegate Staggers)
Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 10-27-0.01, currently known as Pax Bridge, on County Route 27 in Pax, West Virginia, the “Navy AD3 Jack Lively Memorial Bridge”.
Whereas, Jack Lively was born on April 25, 1931 in Long Branch, West Virginia to Shan C. and Gertrude Lively; and
Whereas, Jack Lively enlisted in the U.S. Navy on April 18, 1950, completed basic training in Great Lakes, IL, before completing naval air technical training at Memphis, TN; and
Whereas, Jack Lively shipped out to VP4 Nas Barber’s Point, Hawaii, on January 15, 1951, and was subsequently transferred to VP6 Patrol Squadron to Nas Atsugi, Japan, on August 3, 1951; and
Whereas, Jack Lively completed twenty top-secret missions during the period of August 3 to November 6, 1951, at which time the P2V-3W specially-equipped electronic reconnaissance plane he was on was reportedly shot down by two LA-11 Soviet fighters near Vladivostok, Russia; and
Whereas, All ten crewmen aboard the P2V-3W were declared missing, three days of search and rescue operations revealed no trace of them, and one year later, in 1951, all were declared dead by the Navy; and
Whereas, Jack Lively was survived by his parents, Shan and Gertrude Lively; two sisters, Patricia Lively Dickinson and Sona (Katy) Lively Powers; and three brothers, Harless Grant, Jr., E. Douglas Lively and Buster D. Lively; and
Whereas, It is fitting and proper that aviation mechanic Jack Lively be remembered and acknowledged for his courageous action and ultimate sacrifice; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name bridge number 10-27-0.01, currently known as Pax Bridge, on County Route 27 in Pax, West Virginia, the “Navy AD3 Jack Lively 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 “Navy AD3 Jack Lively 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 Jack Lively.