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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 30 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 30

(By Senators D. Hall, Green and Stollings)

 

 

 

Requesting that bridge number 55-10-43.05 on Route 10 in Cyclone, Wyoming County, West Virginia, be named the “Army SP4 Jackie (Hearn) McMillion Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, Jackie (Hearn) McMillion was born on February 9, 1945, in Boyd County, Kentucky, and moved to Cyclone, West Virginia, at the age of two; and

    Whereas, Jackie (Hearn) McMillion attended Road Branch Grade School and graduated from Oceana High School in 1963; and

    Whereas, Jackie (Hearn) McMillion enlisted in the United States Army on June 6, 1963, and completed his basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky; and

    Whereas, Jackie (Hearn) McMillion served with the Fourth Cavalry Airborne Division in Vietnam and achieved the rank of Specialist Four; and

    Whereas, SP4 Jackie (Hearn) McMillion was killed in action at Au Bau Bang in the Binh Duong province of South Vietnam on November 12, 1965, the only resident of Cyclone, West Virginia, to lose his life while on active duty in Vietnam; and

    Whereas, SP4 Jackie (Hearn) McMillion was survived by his wife, Lois Altizer McMillion; daughter, Jackie McMillion, whom he never met; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hearn; nine brothers, Donald, James, Herbert, Ronald, Henry, William, Scott, David and Jeffery Hearn; six sisters, Mrs. Betty Hogg and Mary, Virginia, Lottie, Kathy and Bertha Hearn; and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Sherman McMillion; and

    Whereas, It is fitting and proper that SP4 Jackie (Hearn) McMillion be remembered and acknowledged for his courageous action and ultimate sacrifice; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 55-10-43.05 on Route 10 in Cyclone, West Virginia, the “Army SP4 Jackie (Hearn) McMillion 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 “Army SP4 Jackie (Hearn) McMillion 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 SP4 Jackie McMillion.

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