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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 70

(By Delegate Thompson), Nestor, Fluharty, Skaff, Griffith, Walker, Young, Garcia, Diserio, Zukoff, and Pushkin

[February 15, 2022]

Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 42-022/00-014.01 () (42A251) locally known as Bemis Truss, carrying CR 22 over Shavers Fork Cheat River in Randolph County, the “U. S. Army Private Calvin H. Shifflett Memorial Bridge”.

Whereas, Calvin Hansbough Shifflett was born on January 4, 1933, in Bemis, Randolph County, West Virginia, the youngest of six sons to Joseph and Rosa Bella Hansbrough Shifflett; and

Whereas, Calvin H. Shifflett enlisted in the United States Army on October 15, 1948, in Elkins, West Virginia, at the age of 15, and was honorably discharged on October 22, 1951, in Fort Gordon, Georgia; and

Whereas, Calvin H. Shifflett was married to Mary Frances Hedrick, the father of seven children, and a Life Member, and one-time Post Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3647; and

Whereas, After his discharge, Calvin H. Shifflett and his brother Clarence went to Baltimore, Maryland, where Calvin worked as a brakeman on the B&O Railroad and at the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company; and

Whereas, Calvin H. Shifflett, returned to West Virginia where he opened a small family store on April 22, 1961, which is still family owned and operated, and served as Assistant Postmaster with his wife for the United States Postal Service in Glady, Randolph County, from 1977 to 2006.  While he was unable to work inside the family store in his later years, Calvin would return Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day weekends to see campers who always stopped by to visit; and

Whereas, Calvin H. Shifflett, was married to Francis for 65 years, until her passing in 2017, and had eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren at the time of his death on August 13, 2019; and

Whereas, Calvin H. Shifflett, was buried with full military honors accorded by the West Virginia National Guard Honor Guard, H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion, and Tygart Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3647; and

Whereas, it is fitting that an enduring memorial be established to Calvin H. Shifflett and his contributions to his community, and 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 42-022/00-014.01 () (42A251) locally known as Bemis Truss, carrying CR 22 over Shavers Fork Cheat River in Randolph County, the “U. S. Army Private Calvin H. Shifflett 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 “U. S. Army Private Calvin H. Shifflett 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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