SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 38
(By Senators Foster, Browning, Fanning, Jenkins, Unger, Edgell, Kessler (Acting President), McCabe, Stollings, Plymale, Prezioso, Wills, Palumbo, Minard, Klempa, Yost, Williams, Sypolt, Green and Wells)
Memorializing the life of Andrew J. Trail, veteran of the United States Army, former Head Doorkeeper of the West Virginia Senate and dedicated public servant.
Whereas, Andrew J. Trail was born on October 30, 1925, in Iaeger, West Virginia, the son of the late Andrew J. Trail Sr. and Mary Perdue Trail; and
Whereas, Andrew J. Trail enlisted in the United States Army in 1940, at the age of 15. On June 8, 1944, he stormed the beaches of Normandy and was wounded in combat; and
Whereas, Andrew J. Trail was honorably discharged from the United States Army and awarded the Purple Heart Medal; and
Whereas, After his military service, Andrew J. Trail ran several small businesses until 1960, when he went to work for the West Virginia Department of Employment Security and then for the United States Department of Labor, from which he retired in 1980; and
Whereas, Andrew J. Trail began work for the West Virginia Senate in 1989, and on January 10, 1996, was appointed to the position of Head Doorkeeper. He held that position until 2008; and
Whereas, Andrew J. Trail was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Charleston, West Virginia, where he served as moderator and head deacon; and
Whereas, Andrew J. Trail was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of West Virginia, of which he was Past Grandmaster, a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Veterans of Foreign Wars; and
Whereas, Andrew J. Trail was married to his beloved wife of 65 years, Josephine, with whom he shared the joy of having their daughter, Jackie and two grandsons, Randy and Andrew; and
Whereas, Sadly, Andrew J. Trail passed away on February 12, 2011, leaving behind a host of family and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby memorializes the life of Andrew J. Trail, veteran of the United States Army, former Head Doorkeeper of the West Virginia Senate and dedicated public servant; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate extends its sincere sympathy to the family of Andrew J. Trail on his passing; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the family of Andrew J. Trail.