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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 19 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 19

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

 

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to name the bridge on WV Route 2, crossing Fishing Creek in Wetzel County, bridge number 52-2-5.19, as the “Lt. Howard R. ‘Bob’ Crothers Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, Lt. Howard R. ‘Bob’ Crothers was born on January 22, 1942 in New Martinsville, West Virginia, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy R. Jeffers; and

    Whereas, Lt. Howard R. ‘Bob’ Crothers was a graduate of Magnolia High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball, and West Liberty State College, where he joined the ROTC; and

    Whereas, Lt. Howard R. ‘Bob’ Crothers achieved the rank of First Lieutenant before being deployed to Vietnam on March 7, 1968, as the Infantry Unit Commander of A Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 197th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division; and

    Whereas, Lt. Howard R. ‘Bob’ Crothers served his country with honor and distinction until he was killed in action on May 1, 1968 in the Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam, the result of wounds received from a hostile booby trap; and

    Whereas, Lt. Howard R. ‘Bob’ Crothers was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Ribbon and the Combat Infantry Badge; and

    Whereas, It is fitting and proper that Lt. Howard R. ‘Bob’ Crothers be remembered and acknowledged for his courageous action and ultimate sacrifice; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name the bridge on WV Route 2, crossing Fishing Creek in Wetzel County, bridge number 52-2-5.19, as the “Lt. Howard R. ‘Bob’ Crothers Memorial Bridge”; 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 “Lt. Howard R. ‘Bob’ Crothers 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 to the family of Lt. Howard R. ‘Bob’ Crothers.

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