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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 18 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18

(By Senator Stollings)



Requesting the Division of Highways name both the northbound and southbound bridges along U. S. 119 crossing the Little Coal River between Lincoln County and Kanawha County, identified as bridge number 20-119-1.06 (3174), the "Chief Master Sergeant George Wallace Hedrick, Jr., Bridge".

Whereas, George Wallace Hedrick, Jr.,
was born in Ivy Branch, Boone County, in September, 1924, the eldest son of George W. and Lella Hedrick; and
Whereas, The place of George's birth is located in close proximity to said bridges crossing the Little Coal River; and
Whereas, George spent his formative years in the beautiful and rugged mountains of West Virginia and attended East Bank High School; and
Whereas, When the United States became a defender of democracy during World War II, George became one of many proud West Virginians who served his country and enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps (which eventually became the United States Air Force) on March 28, 1943; and
Whereas, George had an exemplary career as a pilot of both B-24 and B-29 bombers. He rose from Private First Class to Chief Master Sergeant and served in such capacity throughout the world from Frankfurt, Germany, to Tokyo, Japan; and
Whereas, George retired from the United States Air Force with honors from his country on June 1, 1964; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name both the northbound and southbound bridges along U. S. 119 crossing the Little Coal River between Lincoln County and Kanawha County, identified as bridge number 20-119-1.06 (3174), the "Chief Master Sergeant George Wallace Hedrick, Jr., Bridge"
; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying said bridges as the "Chief Master Sergeant George Wallace Hedrick, Jr., 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 to George Wallace Hedrick, Jr.
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