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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 12 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 12

(By Senators Jenkins and Plymale)


Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 06-07-0.40 (3633) on Nine Mile Road, County Route 7, Lesage, West Virginia, the "PVT Russell Curtis Knight Memorial Bridge".

Whereas, Private Russell Curtis Knight was born on August 16, 1911, to Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Knight of Lesage, West Virginia; and
Whereas, Private Russell Curtis Knight was married to Lucille Knight; and
Whereas, Private Russell Curtis Knight enlisted with the United States Army on June 8, 1943, served in North Africa and Europe and was honorably discharged on January 11, 1945; and
Whereas, Private Russell Curtis Knight was wounded near Artena, Italy, on June 1, 1944, where he lost an eye in an explosion; and
Whereas, Private Russell Curtis Knight received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the EAME Campaign Ribbon and other service decorations; and
Whereas, Private Russell Curtis Knight died on April 4, 1971; 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 Private Russell Curtis Knight'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 bridge number 06-07-0.40 (3633) on Nine Mile Road, County Route 7, Lesage, West Virginia, the "PVT Russell Curtis Knight 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 "PVT. Russell Curtis Knight Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Private Russell Curtis Knight's family and the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
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