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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 30 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 30

(By Senators Stollings, Klempa and Unger)

 

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to name an approximate two-mile stretch of road in Boone County on Route 85 between mile markers 29.80 in Uneeda, West Virginia, and 31.61 in South Madison, West Virginia, the “BM2 Michael V. Dunlap and PFC Darrell E. Dunlap Memorial Highway”.

    Whereas, Michael V. Dunlap and Darrell E. Dunlap were brothers and sons to Edward and Pauline Byus Dunlap of Madison, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Michael V. Dunlap, the oldest brother, was born on May 13, 1947, in Madison, West Virginia, and died on January 18, 2012; and

    Whereas, Michael V. Dunlap was a proud graduate of Scott High School, Class of 1965; and

    Whereas, Michael V. Dunlap enlisted in the United States Navy in 1966 and was honorably discharged in 1970 after serving two tours in Vietnam and seven campaigns; and

    Whereas, Michael V. Dunlap received several medals for his military service including the Navy/USMC ACH Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the RVN GALL Cross, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Cold War Victory Medal; and

    Whereas, After returning home from service, Michael V. Dunlap went to work for and retired from the railroad; and

    Whereas, During his lifetime, Michael V. Dunlap belonged to several organizations including the American Legion Post 0073 in St. Albans, West Virginia; the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 28; the VFW Post 9097 in Hurricane, West Virginia; the Masonic Lodge 170 in Nitro, West Virginia; the Beni Kedem Shriners of Charleston, West Virginia; and the 32nd Degree Scottish Rite of Charleston, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Michael V. Dunlap was a proud American and served to the best of his ability in whatever he strived to do; and

    Whereas, Michael V. Dunlap was married to Jacqueline Connie Browning Dunlap for 46 years and together had two children for whom he was extremely proud, Michael V. Dunlap II and Tracy Rae Dunlap; and

    Whereas, Michael V. Dunlap personified the American man who loves God, Family and Country; and

    Whereas, Darrell E. Dunlap, was born on September 16, 1949, and while over two years Michael’s junior, his death preceded his brother Michael’s by many years having been killed in action in Vietnam on February 8, 1968; and

    Whereas, Darrell E. Dunlap, like his brother before him, was a proud graduate of Scott High School, Madison, West Virginia in 1968; and

    Whereas, Darrell E. Dunlap joined the United States Marines at the age of seventeen with his parents’ permission; and

    Whereas, On February 8, 1968, in Quang Tri, South Vietnam, Darrell E. Dunlap volunteered as a stretcher bearer in a hot landing zone with knowledge that he would be under enemy fire as soon as the helicopter landed to evacuate his injured comrades; and

    Whereas, As the helicopter landed, Darrell E. Dunlap was killed instantly when a 120 mm mortar landed close by his side; and

    Whereas, The Dunlap brothers served their country and state with honor, courage and distinction; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name an approximate two-mile stretch of road in Boone County on Route 85 between mile markers 29.80 in Uneeda, West Virginia, and 31.61 in South Madison, West Virginia, the “BM2 Michael V. Dunlap and PFC Darrell E. Dunlap Memorial Highway”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to cause to have made two signs that state, in bold and prominent lettering, the “BM2 Michael V. Dunlap and PFC Darrell E. Dunlap Memorial Highway”, and to erect these signs on either end of the identified stretch of 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 to Michael Dunlap’s wife, son and daughter, Jacqueline Connie Dunlap, Michael V. Dunlap II and Tracy Rae Dunlap-Power, respectively, and to Michael and Darrell’s sister, Barbara Bretz, and brother, John Dunlap.

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