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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8

(By Senators Barnes, Helmick, Stollings, Klempa and Beach)

 

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to name a segment of US Route 33, from the Rockingham County line atop the Shenandoah Mountain in Pendleton County to the Randolph County line atop the Allegheny Mountain in Pendleton County, as the “Sergeant Clinton M. Hedrick and World War II Veterans Memorial Highway”.

    Whereas, Sergeant Clinton M. Hedrick was born on May 1, 1918, in Cherry Grove, Pendleton County, West Virginia, and died on March 28, 1945, at Lembeck Castle, near Wessel, Germany, as a result of German, self-propelled gunfire following a statement of surrender while he and his men were moving to accept the capitulation; and

    Whereas, Sergeant Clinton M. Hedrick entered the United States Army during World War II, serving in Company I, 194th Glider Infantry, 17th Airborne Division, rising to rank of Technical Sergeant; and

    Whereas, Sergeant Clinton M. Hedrick belongs to a distinguished, honorable and elite group of servicemen being one of only four hundred sixty four soldiers who received the Congressional Medal of Honor for their service during World War II, one of only three thousand four hundred forty-eight soldiers being honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor since the birth of our nation and the only recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor from Pendleton County; and

    Whereas, Sergeant Clinton M. Hedrick was honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism and gallantry in action and was credited, in the Order accompanying the Congressional Medal of Honor, with great personal courage and heroic leadership that contributed in large measure to the speedy capture of Lembeck and provided an inspiring example to his comrades; and

    Whereas, Many more of Pendleton’s sons responded to our country’s call and served honorably during this very difficult time in our history; and

    Whereas, It is fitting to honor Sergeant Clinton M. Hedrick and all other Pendleton natives for their service of this nation; and

    Whereas, The naming of a highway in honor of Sergeant Clinton M. Hedrick and the many other Pendleton sons is but a small gesture of gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by these men and suffered by their families; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name a segment of US Route 33, from the Rockingham County line atop the Shenandoah Mountain in Pendleton County to the Randolph County line atop the Allegheny Mountain in Pendleton County, as the “Sergeant Clinton M. Hedrick and World War II Veterans Memorial Highway”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the segment of highway as the “Sergeant Clinton M. Hedrick and World War II Veterans Memorial Highway”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation; to the county commission of Pendleton County; to Gene McConnell; and to all living relatives, if any.

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