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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 16 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 16

(By Delegate Maynard, J. Jeffries, Rohrbach, Mandt, Bridges, Holstein, Mazzocchi, Lovejoy, Linville, Worrell and Queen)

[Introduced March 1, 2021; Referred
to the Committee on Technology and Infrastructure then Rules]

 

Requesting the Division of Highways name a portion of WV Route 37, known as East Lynn Road, in Lincoln County, from the Lincoln County line a distance of 4.39 miles, to its intersection with WV Route 10, the “U. S. Army PFC Franklin Delano Frazier Memorial Road”.

Whereas, Franklin Delano Frazier was born on January 10, 1933, unto his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Frazier, of Ranger, West Virginia; he was raised on Barberry Road, off of WV Route 37 in Lincoln County; and

Whereas, U. S. Army PFC Franklin Delano Frazier served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War; and

Whereas, U. S. Army PFC Franklin Delano Frazier was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroism in action and was cited for killing or wounding approximately 30 enemy soldiers while serving as a tank gunner with the U.S. First Cavalry Division; and

Whereas, the citation states that while PFC Franklin Frazier’s tank, supported by infantry, was covering the strategic withdrawal of an infantry battalion, they were attacked by a numerically superior force employing heavy artillery, mortar and automatic weapon fire. Displaying exceptional skill as a tank bow gunner, PFC Frazier fearlessly opened his hatch and courageously exposed himself to heavy enemy fire in order to more efficiently place grazing fire on the hordes  of rushing enemy troops. Unperturbed by the momentum of the enemy attack, PFC Frazier maintained a high rate of accurate and deadly fire, killing or wounding approximately 30 enemy troops and materially contributed to the safe withdrawal of the battalion; and

Whereas, U. S. Army PFC Franklin Delano Frazier was the beloved husband of his wife, Wanda, and loving dad of the late Rick, Janet Skeans and Kevin; and

Whereas, U. S. Army PFC Franklin Delano Frazier died a resident of Trenton, Michigan, at age 85, on June 8, 2018, and is interred in Webb Cemetery, Ranger, West Virginia; and

Whereas, It is fitting that an enduring memorial be established to commemorate the life of U. S. Army PFC Franklin Delano Frazier 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 a portion of WV Route 37, known as East Lynn Road, in Lincoln County, from the Lincoln County line a distance of 4.39 miles, to its intersection with WV Route 10, the “U. S. Army PFC Franklin Delano Frazier Memorial Road”; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs at both ends identifying the portion of road as the “U. S. Army PFC Franklin Delano Frazier Memorial Road”; and, be it

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

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