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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 32 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32

(By Senator Stollings)


Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 03-119-16.72 on U. S. Route 119 in Boone County the "Brian Scott 'Scotty' Ulbrich Memorial Bridge".

Whereas, Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich was born in West Virginia and attended Lory Julian Elementary School at Julian, West Virginia, where he completed elementary education with an "A" average; and
Whereas, Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich also became a cub scout earning many medals, the most prestigious of these was his God and Me and God and Country award, and further became a boy scout; and
Whereas, Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich then entered Madison Middle School where he maintained an "A/B" grade point average; and
Whereas, During this time, Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich also became interested in rock climbing and took lessons here in West Virginia as well as in California and became a very accomplished climber; and
Whereas, Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich attended Scott High School where he played tennis and football, ran track, became a member of the National Honor Society and won many first place medals in the science and social studies fairs; and
Whereas, Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich was an avid cyclist and started riding dirt bikes at age six and was in many hill climbs. He went on to race and eventually started riding street bikes; and
Whereas, Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich was a first-degree black belt in tae kwon do karate and was a certified karate instructor, a member of the West Virginia karate team, a local, state and national champion and also held the rank in judo, aikido and iaido; and
Whereas, Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich then attended Marshall University, majoring in criminal justice. He became a member of the cheering squad his freshman year known as the "Marshall Maniacs" and would participate in various pregame and halftime shows that involved dressing up as the opposing team's mascot to get wiped out by another who was dressed in the Marshall green and white; and
Whereas, Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich felt he needed to defend our great state and nation and, therefore, enlisted in the United States Army in 2004, when he was only one semester shy of earning his undergraduate degree at Marshall University (his B. A. degree was granted posthumously on Veteran's Day, 2005); and
Whereas, Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich became a cavalry scout after completing basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky; and
Whereas, Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, as a member of the first platoon of Lightning Troop, Third Squadron, Third Armored Cavalry Regiment and also decorated as an expert in marksmanship, bayonette and grenades; and
Whereas, Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich's unit was shipped off to Iraq in March, 2005; and
Whereas, Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich performed many acts of heroism and bravery under fire to save his fellow men and women in uniform in Iraq, which included embarking on many missions that were of a covert nature; and
Whereas, Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich was the recipient of the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal and the Army Commendation Medal; and
Whereas, United States Army Brigadier General P. K. Keen asserted Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich's attention to detail and desire to excel were known throughout the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment and Scotty's unwavering dedication, selfless service, professionalism and outstanding performance of duty left an indelible impression on his fellow soldiers and reflected a great credit upon him, the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment and the United States Army; and
Whereas, While faithfully executing his duties to his community, state and nation, Specialist Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich was killed in action on June 5, 2005, in the farmlands south of Baghdad by four improvised explosive devices while he was out of his vehicle securing a portion of a roadway so other United States troops could make it through safely; and
Whereas, Having honorably served in the United States Army and given the ultimate sacrifice for his country, his state and fellow man, we are compelled to ensure that future generations are aware of Specialist Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich's commitment to the cause of freedom; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 03-119-16.72 on U. S. Route 119 in Boone County the "Brian Scott 'Scotty' Ulbrich Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Brian Scott 'Scotty' Ulbrich 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 family of Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich and the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
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