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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 23 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 23

(By Senators Stollings, Unger, Browning, Klempa, Kirkendoll and Beach)

 

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 23-17-18.56 on Route 17 near Ottawa, Boone County, known as the Clothier Beam Bridge, the “Sgt. Ollie McComas, Jr., Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, Ollie McComas, Jr., was born on March 29, 1925, to Ollie and Dovetta McComas in Mifflin, Logan County, West Virginia. He grew up and was educated in Boone County; and

    Whereas, Ollie McComas, Jr., entered the United States Army in 1943 and served with the 172 Infantry, 43 Division. He was killed in action on April 20, 1945 in Luzon, Philippines and was buried in Fort William McKinley, Manila, Philippines. Sgt. Ollie McComas, Jr., was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, posthumously, in addition to other campaign ribbons and recognitions. Ollie McComas, Jr., was survived by his sisters, Beatrice Nasby and Garnet Woosck; and

    Whereas, Ollie McComas, Jr., gave his life in the service of his country, one month short of his 20th birthday. It is only fitting and proper that this bridge be named in his honor and that it henceforth stand as a permanent memorial so that Sgt. Ollie McComas, Jr.’s, supreme sacrifice will never be forgotten; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name bridge number 23-17-18.56 on Route 17 near Ottawa, Boone County, known as the Clothier Beam Bridge, the “Sgt. Ollie McComas, Jr., 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 “Sgt. Ollie McComas, Jr., 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 surviving family of Sgt. Ollie McComas, Jr.

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