SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 78
(By Senators Fanning, Beach, Klempa, Kirkendoll, Plymale, Tucker, Barnes and K. Facemyer)
[Originating in the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]
Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 24-52/21-0.01 in McDowell County, West Virginia, the “PFC Walter T. Lester Memorial Bridge”.
Whereas, Walter T. Lester was born on September 9, 1931, the son of Andy and Liza Lester; and
Whereas, Walter T. Lester attended the Iaeger schools and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on February 19, 1951; and
Whereas, Upon enlistment, Walter T. Lester received his basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina, and would later be deployed to fight for his country in the Korean Conflict; and
Whereas, Walter T. Lester was married to his beloved wife Geraldine Ann Roark of Iaeger, West Virginia; and
Whereas, Sadly, after only six months of deployment, Walter T. Lester was killed in action in Korea on March 27, 1953, at 21 years of age; and
Whereas, It is fitting to honor Walter T. Lester for making the ultimate sacrifice for his country by naming this bridge in his memory; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 24-52/21-0.01 in McDowell County, West Virginia, the “PFC Walter T. Lester 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 “PFC Walter T. Lester 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 Walter T. Lester.