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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 48 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 48

(By Senators Caruth and Oliverio)


Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 28-460-13.48 (2945) in Mercer County the "Corporal Ray B. Cheatwood, Jr., Memorial Bridge".

Whereas, Ray B. Cheatwood, Jr., was drafted into the United States Army on April 23, 1943; and
Whereas, Ray B. Cheatwood, Jr., answered the call to duty for his nation during World War II; and
Whereas, Ray B. Cheatwood, Jr., was captured in Italy on January 22, 1944, transported to Germany and sent to Stalag II-B, where he was held as a prisoner of war until April 13, 1945; and
Whereas, Ray B. Cheatwood, Jr., was honorably discharged from the United States Army on October 22, 1945; and
Whereas, Ray B. Cheatwood, Jr., was awarded a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European- African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award and Honorable Service Lap Button WWII; and
Whereas, It is fitting to honor Ray B. Cheatwood, Jr., for his service to his country by naming bridge number 28-460-13.48 (2945) in Mercer County the "Corporal Ray B. Cheatwood, Jr., Memorial Bridge"; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name bridge number 28-460-13.48 (2945) in Mercer County the "Corporal Ray B. Cheatwood, Jr., 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 "Corporal Ray B. Cheatwood, Jr., 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 family of Ray B. Cheatwood, Jr.
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