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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 13 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 13

(By Senators Stollings, Unger, Kessler (Mr. President), Kirkendoll, Klempa and Beach)

 

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways name Lincoln County Route 8 beginning at its intersection with the Route 119 bridge to the Alum Creek bridge at Route 214, known as Little Coal River Road, the “Platoon Sergeant John C. Fitzwater Memorial Road”.

    Whereas, Platoon Sergeant John C. Fitzwater was born on May 2, 1936 in Charleston; and

    Whereas, Platoon Sergeant John C. Fitzwater served in the United States Marines from 1954 to 1958; and

    Whereas, Platoon Sergeant John C. Fitzwater entered the United States Army in January 1960 and attained the rank of sergeant first class; and

    Whereas, Platoon Sergeant John C. Fitzwater was killed in action at Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam on January 10, 1969 when his unit came under heavy attack by a large enemy force and his company was sustaining many wounded. Without thinking of his own safety Platoon Sergeant John C. Fitzwater attempted to rescue and evacuate his wounded men and died instantly from enemy gunfire; and

    Whereas, Platoon Sergeant John C. Fitzwater was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart; and

    Whereas, Platoon Sergeant John C. Fitzwater served his country and state with honor and distinction, having given the ultimate sacrifice; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name Lincoln County Route 8 beginning at its intersection with the Route 119 bridge to the Alum Creek bridge at Route 214, known as Little Coal River Road, the “Platoon Sergeant John C. Fitzwater Memorial Road”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to cause to be fabricated signs to be erected at each entryway of the road, containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the road to be named the “Platoon Sergeant John C. Fitzwater Memorial Road”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and the surviving family of Platoon Sergeant John C. Fitzwater.

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