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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 64

(By Delegates Pushkin, Rowe, Estep-Burton, Byrd, Robinson, Nelson and Skaff)

[Introduced February 6, 2020]

 

Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number: 20-015/02-000.01  () (20A851), (38.33033, -81.69786) locally known as Davis Creek WYE BRIDGE, carrying CR 15/2 over Davis Creek in Kanawha County, the “U. S. Army SP5 Benny Ray Snodgrass Memorial Bridge”.

Whereas, Benny Ray Snodgrass was born January 10, 1940, in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, to parents Benjamin and Tina Hager Snodgrass; and

Whereas, Benny Ray Snodgrass attended public schools in the Charleston area before enlisting in the United States Army in 1963.; and

Whereas, Benny Ray Snodgrass served his country and completed a tour of duty in Viet Nam at which time he was exposed to the toxic chemical, “agent orange”. During his military service, the Vietnam veteran was awarded expert medals for carbine and M14 Rifle, Sharpshooter medal with M1 Rifle, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Driver and Mechanic Badge with Bar and Good Conduct Medal; and

Whereas, Benny Ray Snodgrass and his wife, Carolyn Byrd Snodgrass, raised their children to respect their country and its flag; and

Whereas, Benny Ray Snodgrass was a lifelong, proud member of the Teamsters Union as an over-the-road truck driver; and in retirement, the veteran became an avid golfer; and

Whereas, Benny Ray Snodgrass died March 12, 2017; and

Whereas, It is fitting that an enduring memorial be established to commemorate U. S. Army SP5 Benny Ray Snodgrass 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: 20-015/02-000.01  () (20A851), (38.33033, -81.69786) locally known as Davis  Creek WYE BRIDGE, carrying CR 15/2 over Davis Creek in Kanawha County, the “U. S. Army SP5 Benny Ray Snodgrass Memorial Bridge”; and be it

Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs in bold and prominent letters identifying the bridge as the “U. S. Army SP5 Benny Ray Snodgrass Memorial 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.

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