Bill Text: WV HCR45 | 2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Guy Maywood Edwards Memorial Bridge

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-04-01 - To House Rules [HCR45 Detail]

Download: West_Virginia-2021-HCR45-Introduced.html

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 45

(By Delegate Linville)

[Introduced March 11, 2021]

 

Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 22-007/00-021.18 (22A153), (38.22218, -82.11335) locally known as Myra Pony Truss, carrying CR 7 over Mud River in Lincoln County, the “USMC CPL Guy Maywood Edwards Memorial Bridge”.

Whereas, United States Marine Corps Corporal Guy Maywood Edwards was born on September 13, 1918, in Myra, West Virginia, to Hiram Otho Edwards and Elmyra Elizabeth Porter Edwards; and

Whereas, Corporal Edwards graduated from Hamlin High School, and enlisted in the Marines during the winter of 1942; and

Whereas, Corporal Edwards was serving with the Fourth Division of the Marines and, despite having been wounded in October, 1944 on Saipan in the Marina Islands, landed on Iwo Jima on February 20, 1945, ready for duty. Corporal Edwards was killed in action six days later on February 26, 1945; and

Whereas, Corporal Edwardsbrother PFC Donald Edwards was also serving in the Fourth Marine Division on Iwo Jima and was wounded on February 28, 1945; and

Whereas, It is right and just to honor the memory of United States Marine Corps Corporal Guy Maywood Edwards, who so ably served his country and state, and having made the ultimate sacrifice by naming this bridge after him; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 22-007/00-021.18 (22A153), (38.22218, -82.11335) locally known as Myra Pony Truss, carrying CR 7 over Mud River in Lincoln County, the “USMC CPL Guy Maywood Edwards Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the “USMC CPL Guy Maywood Edwards Memorial Bridge; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House forward a copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways.

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