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Introduced Version - Originating in Committee Senate Concurrent Resolution 78 History

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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.

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