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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 30

(By Delegate Robinson, Hill and Boggs)

[Introduced January 23, 2020]

 

Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number: 34-19-29.10 NB & SB (34A095, 34A096), (38.50057, -80.75533) locally known as Birch River Interchange Bridges, carrying US 19 over Birch River in Nicholas county, the “U. S. Army Corporal C. O. ‘Skip’ Johnson Memorial Bridge”.

Whereas, C. O. Johnson, Jr., better known as Skip Johnson, was born October 23, 1929, at Herold, Braxton County, West Virginia; and

Whereas, Skip Johnson, Jr. wrote the Water and Woods column for the Charleston Gazette for over 30 years, and upon his retirement authored several books, including “River on the Rocks”, a history of Birch River in Nicholas County; and

Whereas, Skip Johnson served in the U. S. Army in Korea on a mortar platoon as a forward observer in 1951 to 1952; and

Whereas, Skip Johnson died February 20, 2011; and

Whereas, It is fitting that an enduring memorial be established to commemorate Corporal C. O. “Skip” Johnson, Jr. and his contributions to our state and country; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number : 34-19-29.10 NB & SB (34A095, 34A096), (38.50057, -80.75533) locally known as Birch River Interchange Bridges, carrying US 19 over Birch River in Nicholas County, the “U. S. Army Corporal C. O. ‘Skip’ Johnson Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs containing bold and prominent letters  identifying the bridge as the “U. S. Army Corporal C. O. ‘Skip’ Johnson 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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