SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 13
(By Senators Stollings, Wells, Klempa, Beach and Yost)
Requesting the Division of Highways name State Route 3, located between the communities of Yawkey, Lincoln County, and Julian, Boone County, the “LCPL Rodney A. Breedlove Memorial Highway”.
Whereas, LCPL Rodney A. Breedlove was born October 9, 1947, and made Alkol, Lincoln County, his home; and
Whereas, LCPL Rodney A. Breedlove’s immediate family consisting of his mother, Bertha G. Vickers Breedlove, his sister Pat Holley, and his sister Cindy Saul, continue to make Alkol, Lincoln County, West Virginia, their home along with his brother Joey Breedlove of Alum Creek, Lincoln County, West Virginia; and
Whereas, LCPL Rodney A. Breedlove Rodney A. Breedlove, at the age of 17, left Duval High School and volunteered to serve in the United States Marine Corps during the most dangerous time of the Vietnam War, as did his father, B. Mansfield Breedlove, who also served in the military during World War II; and
Whereas, LCPL Rodney A. Breedlove continued his education in the Marine Corps, earning enough credits to graduate with his classmates at Duval High School in May 1965; and
Whereas, Sadly, LCPL Rodney A. Breedlove was killed in action on April 21, 1967, during combat operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division in the Que Son Valley near Da Nang in the Republic of Vietnam; and
Whereas, LCPL Rodney A. Breedlove was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, along with a host of other awards: Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Expert Markmanship Award, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Merit Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm; and
Whereas, It is fitting and proper, that LCPL Rodney A. Breedlove be remembered and acknowledged for his courageous action and ultimate sacrifice; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways name State Route 3, located between the communities of Yawkey, Lincoln County, and Julian, Boone County, the “LCPL Rodney A. Breedlove Memorial Highway"; 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 “LCPL Rodney A. Breedlove Memorial Highway”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and the family of LCPL Rodney A. Breedlove.