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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 37

(By Senators Williams, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker and Cookman)

 

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to name the bridge over Lost River on Corridor H near Wardensville, Hardy County, West Virginia, bridge number 16-55/20-24.56, the “Army MSG 1SG Boyd ‘Doc’ Slater Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, Boyd "Doc" Slater was born on August 1, 1930, in Winchester, Virginia, the son of the late Golda Wilkins Slater; and

    Whereas, Boyd "Doc" Slater was raised in Mathias, Hardy County, and attended Hardy County public schools; and

    Whereas, Boyd "Doc" Slater married Betty Funkhouser in Wardensville on June 8, 1955; and

    Whereas, Boyd "Doc" Slater was a 21-year veteran of the U. S. Army, serving primarily with airborne units, flying on helicopters and working on them as a flight engineer and flight mechanic; and

    Whereas, Boyd "Doc" Slater served two tours of duty in Korea and two tours of duty in Vietnam, and he was awarded two Bronze Stars and numerous other service medals, ribbons, citations and commendations during his distinguished 21-year career; and

    Whereas, Boyd "Doc" Slater attained the rank of Master Sergeant First Sergeant before retiring from the Army in 1969; and

    Whereas, Boyd "Doc" Slater returned home to Hardy County and began a second career with the Division of Highways, putting the mechanical and maintenance skills he had learned in the Army to good use on behalf of the State of West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Boyd "Doc" Slater rose to the position of Assistant County Superintendent before retiring from the Division of Highways in 1987; and

    Whereas, Boyd "Doc" Slater was active in veterans’ affairs and was a member of VFW Post 2102 in Wardensville and American Legion Post 64 in Moorefield; and

    Whereas, Sadly, Boyd “Doc” Slater passed away on April 28, 2011, at the age 80, leaving behind a wonderful legacy of service to his country and state, and having earned the love and respect of all who knew him; and

    Whereas, Boyd “Doc” Slater is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years, Betty Slater of Wardensville; three daughters, Charlotte Bowman of Wardensville, Carmen Sager of Mathias and Kathy McDaniel of Hedgesville; two grandchildren, Jennifer Sundstrom and Heather Bowman; and two great grandchildren, Elaina Bowman and Graham Sundstrom; and

    Whereas, It is only fitting and proper that this bridge on Corridor H near Wardensville be named for Boyd "Doc" Slater, that we may honor his outstanding military service on behalf of a grateful nation, his dedicated service to the State of West Virginia and his many good works for the people of Hardy County; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name the bridge over Lost River on Corridor H near Wardensville, Hardy County, West Virginia, bridge number 16-55/20-24.56, the “Army MSG 1SG Boyd ‘Doc’ Slater 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 MSG 1SG Boyd ‘Doc’ Slater 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 Betty Slater, Charlotte Bowman, Carmen Sager and Kathy McDaniel.

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