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Introduced Version Senate Resolution 51 History

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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 51

(By Senators Chafin and Fanning)


Commemorating the life of Nelson Henry Todd, United States Air Force veteran, civic leader and journalist.

Whereas, Nelson Henry Todd was born January 11, 1947, in Switzer, Logan County, the son of Mattie Nelms Todd and the late Julis Todd, Sr.; and
Whereas, Nelson Henry Todd served in the United States Air Force from 1964 until 1986, where he achieved the rank of Master Sergeant; and
Whereas, Nelson Henry Todd received numerous awards during his 22 years of military service including the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, AF Longevity Service Award and NCO Professional Military Education; and
Whereas, Nelson Henry Todd began working at the Welch Daily Newspaper as a reporter in the early 1990s for a brief period of time; and
Whereas, Nelson Henry Todd served as President of the Maybeury Community Action Group and was an active member of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and bible study teacher; and
Whereas, Nelson Henry Todd was a resident of McDowell County for than 30 years, where he dedicated his time and spirit to the community and surrounding areas; and
Whereas, An exemplary leader, Nelson Henry Todd loved his community and region and worked diligently to bring improvements to West Virginia; and
Whereas, Sadly, Nelson Henry Todd passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, bring to an end a productive life of public service; and
Whereas, Nelson Henry Todd will be missed by his loving family and numerous friends and admirers, and he leaves behind not only a legacy of service, but a brighter future for West Virginia; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby commemorates the life of Nelson Henry Todd, United States Air Force veteran, civic leader and journalist; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Nelson Henry Todd; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the family of Nelson Henry Todd.
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