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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 17 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17

(By Senators Barnes, Cookman, Tucker, Stollings, Unger and Plymale)

                                                       



Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 42-5/5-0.04 on Route 5/5 in Randolph County the "Army Captain Bernard Francis Jones Memorial Bridge".

     Whereas, Captain Jones was born in Coalton and graduated from Coalton High School in 1958; and

     Whereas, Captain Jones enlisted in the United States Army in the autumn of 1958 and served until 1961; and

     Whereas, Upon his return home Captain Jones attended Davis and Elkins College; and

     Whereas, Captain Jones reenlisted in the United States Army, attended Officer Candidate School and received an officer's commission; and

     Whereas, Captain Jones served with Advisory Team 91 in Vietnam from 1965 until his death in 1967; and

     Whereas, Captain Jones was awarded the Bronze Star, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantry Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Parachutist Badge and
Expert Rifle Badge; and
     Whereas, It is fitting to honor Captain Jones for his commitment, dedication and service to his country and his state and having made the ultimate sacrifice; therefore, be it

     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 42-5/5-0.04 on Route 5/5 in Randolph County the "Army Captain Bernard Francis Jones 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 "Army Captain Bernard Francis Jones Memorial Bridge"; 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 Captain Bernard Francis Jones.
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