HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 12
(By Delegate Cooper, Cadle, and Pack)
[Introduced January 17, 2019]
Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 13-60-19.90 (13A110), locally known in Lewisburg, West Virginia, as the Johnson Bridge, carrying U. S. Route 60 over Interstate 64, the “Lee H. Johnson Bridge”.
Whereas, Lee Henry Johnson is a lifelong resident of Greenbrier County, West Virginia, where he has donated thousands of hours of community service; and
Whereas, Staff Sergeant Lee Henry Johnson served with distinction with the United States Army in the Korean War, earning the Bronze Star Medal with V for Valor, the Combat Medical Badge, Korean Service Medal with two Battle Stars, the Purple Heart Medal, the Sharpshooter’s Badge, the U. S. Presidential Unit Citation Award, the Korean President Syngman Rhee Citation Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Army Good Conduct Medal; and
Whereas, Upon discharge from the U. S. Army, Lee H. Johnson started a trucking company and purchased a rock quarry while operating a 100-plus acre cattle farm, employing 60 persons in Greenbrier County with monthly payrolls of over $100,000; and
Whereas, Lee H. Johnson is a 1954 charter member of the Clintonville Ruritan Club where he continues to be an integral member, and is a lifelong member of the James Chapel United Methodist Church at Clintonville where he has served as lay speaker, Sunday School Superintendent, Finance Committee Chairperson, and a member of the Believer’s vocal quartet; and
Whereas, Lee H. Johnson and his wife Jean have been married for 67 years and are the proud parents of three children, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two step-great grandchildren, and one step-great, great-grandchild; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 13-60-19.90 (13A110), locally known in Lewisburg, West Virginia, as the Johnson Bridge, carrying US Route 60 over Interstate 64, the “Lee H. Johnson Bridge”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and placed signs identifying that bridge as the “Lee H. Johnson Bridge”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways.