(By Senators Ross, Anderson, Helmick, Edgell, Minard, Dittmar, Ball, Dawson, Unger, Mitchell, McCabe, Wooton and Fanning)

Requesting the Division of Highways name the Route 28 bridge across Patteson Creek near Fort Ashby, West Virginia, the "S/Sgt William E. Shuck, Jr., Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Memorial Bridge".

Whereas, William E. Shuck, born August 16, 1926, resided and attended school in Ridgely, West Virginia; and

Whereas, Staff Sergeant Shuck, while serving as a member of Company G, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, on July 3, 1952, led his machine gun squad on an attack of an enemy- fortified position under intense enemy artillery and mortar fire; and

Whereas, While twice wounded, he refused aid and assumed command of a rifle squad when its leader became a casualty. He continued the attack and was able to evacuate all of his wounded
comrades before being killed by enemy sniper fire; and
Whereas, Staff Sergeant Shuck was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Purple Heart posthumously for his leadership and great valor; and

Whereas, The following citation was issued: "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his own life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a squad leader of Company G in action against enemy aggressor forces. When his platoon was subjected to a devastating barrage of enemy small-arms, grenade, artillery and mortar fire during an assault against a strongly fortified hill positions well forward of the main line of resistance, S/Sgt Shuck, although painfully wounded, refused medical attention and continued to lead his machine gun squad in the attack. Unhesitatingly assuming command of a rifle squad when the leader became a casualty, he skillfully organized the two squads into an attacking force and lead two more daring assaults upon hostile positions. Wounded a second time, he steadfastly refused evacuation and remained in the foremost position under heavy fire until assured that all dead and wounded were evacuated.
Mortally wounded by an enemy sniper bullet while voluntarily assisting in the removal of the last casualty, S/Sgt Shuck, by his fortitude and great personal valor in the face of overwhelming odds, served to inspire all who observed him. His unyielding courage throughout reflects the highest credit upon himself and the U. S. Naval service. He gallantly gave his life for his country."; and
Whereas, S/Sgt Shuck represents well all veterans who have served their country; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways name the I-68 bridge across Cheat Lake the "S/Sgt William E. Shuck, Jr., Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Memorial Bridge"; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the West Virginia Division of Highways is requested to erect signs so designating this bridge as the "S/Sgt William E. Shuck, Jr., Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Memorial Bridge".

Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby
directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and to the capitol press corp.