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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 35 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35

(By Senator Chafin)


Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 28-10-0.51 (4181) on State Route 10 in Mercer County the "Staff Sergeant Stanley Brian Reynolds Memorial Bridge".

Whereas, Staff Sergeant Stanley Brian Reynolds was born on July 18, 1970, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Sandra Shrewsbury Reynolds of Lashmeet and Bernard Reynolds; and
Whereas, Staff Sergeant Stanley Brian Reynolds spent a large part of his formative years in the hills of West Virginia and was instilled with the values of family, community, freedom and liberty; and
Whereas, Staff Sergeant Stanley Brian Reynolds enlisted with the United States Army in 2002 and soon became a member of Bravo Company 4-123 Aviation Company (Sugar Bears) and served his first tour of duty in Iraq from January to December 2005; and
Whereas, Staff Sergeant Stanley Brian Reynolds was transferred to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment Task Force Dragon 49, when he began his second tour of Iraq; and
Whereas, Staff Sergeant Stanley Brian Reynolds served with distinction in the military as a graduate of the Warrior Leaders Course and was a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, Navy- Marine Corps Commendation Medal, National Defense Medal, Global War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon and Aviation Crewman Badge; and
Whereas, Staff Sergeant Stanley Brian Reynolds was also awarded a Bronze Star for his exemplary service in Iraq; and
Whereas, While faithfully executing his duties to his community, state and nation, Staff Sergeant Stanley Brian Reynolds passed away on August 14, 2007, at Al Taqqadum, Iraq, as a result of injuries received when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed; and
Whereas, Having honorably served in the United States Army and having given the ultimate sacrifice for his country, his state and fellow man, we are compelled to ensure that future generations are aware of Staff Sergeant Stanley Brian Reynold'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 28-10-0.51 (4181) on State Route 10 in Mercer County the "Staff Sergeant Stanley Brian Reynolds 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 "Staff Sergeant Stanley Brian Reynolds 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 Staff Sergeant Stanley Brian Reynolds and the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
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