Bill Text: WV HCR49 | 2019 | Regular Session | Comm Sub


Bill Title: U. S. Marine Corps PFC Danny Marshall Memorial Bridge

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 53-23)

Status: (Passed) 2019-03-09 - Completed legislative action [HCR49 Detail]

Download: West_Virginia-2019-HCR49-Comm_Sub.html

COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 49

By Delegates J. Kelly, Anderson, Wilson, Atkinson, D. Kelly, Azinger, Criss, Hollen, Cadle, Bibby, Waxman, Hanshaw (Mr. Speaker), Angelucci, Butler, Byrd, Campbell, Canestraro, Capito, Cooper, Cowles, Dean, Doyle, Ellington, Espinosa, Estep-Burton, Evans, Fast, Fleischauer, Fluharty, Graves, Hamrick, Hanna, Hansen, Hardy, Harshbarger, Hicks, Higginbotham, Hill, Hornbuckle, Hott, Householder, Howell, D. Jeffries, J. Jeffries, Kessinger, Lavender-Bowe, Linville, Longstreth, Lovejoy, Mandt, Maynard, McGeehan, Miller, Pack, Paynter, Phillips, Porterfield, Pushkin, Queen, Robinson, Rodighiero, Rohrbach, Rowan, Rowe, Shott, Skaff, Steele, Storch, Swartzmiller, Sypolt, R. Thompson, Tomblin, Toney, Walker, Westfall and Worrell

 

(Originating in the Committee on Technology and Infrastructure
March 4, 2019)

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 54-14-24.76 (54A039), locally known as Big Run Bridge, carrying WV 14 over Big Run in Wood County, the “U. S. Marine Corps PFC Danny Marshall Memorial Bridge”.

 Whereas, Danny Marshall was born March 9, 1957, in Parkersburg, West Virginia and was one of eight children of Mrs. Faye Marie Marshall Kemp, who passed away January 2009; he grew up in Waverly where was an active youth and outdoorsman; he attended Waverly Elementary School and Williamstown High School, where he enjoyed wrestling and earned several trophies. 

Whereas, At age 17, Danny Marshall joined the United States Marine Corps in 1974; and

Whereas, in 1975 PFC Danny Marshall was based in Okinawa, Japan and his unit would be called upon to rescue the crew of a merchant ship captured by the ruthless Cambodian communists who perpetrated The Killing Fields, the Khmer Rouge; and

Whereas, during that mission, U. S. Marine Corps PFC Danny Marshall and another Marine were captured and taken to the mainland for interrogation at a former Buddhist temple called Wat IntNhean near Sihanoukville; and

Whereas, according to best accounts, after a week of interrogation and torture, U.S. Marine PFC Danny and his fellow marine were killed and buried on the temple grounds and his death date is uncertain; however, his date of death has been designated by his family as May 15, 1975; and 

Whereas, U. S. Marine PFC Danny Marshall was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Military Ribbon, the Vietnam Service Military Ribbon, the Defense Distinguished Service Military Ribbon and The Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross; and

Whereas, on May 23, 1986, the Academic 1 Facility at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, was dedicated to PFC Marshall and seven other marines who also gave their lives for their country; and

Whereas, PFC Danny Marshall had seven brothers and sisters, namely: Barbara Phillis, of Williamstown, WV, Robert Marshall, of New York, Joey Marshall, of Parkersburg, WV, Dale Marshall, deceased, Dorothy Miller, of  Marietta, Ohio, Rex (deceased), and Susan Evans, of Marietta, Ohio; Robert and Joey also served in the United States Army and the United States Navy, respectively; and

Whereas, Naming the bridge across Big Run in Wood County, the “U. S. Marine Corps PFC Danny Marshall Memorial Bridge” is an appropriate recognition of his contributions to his country, state, community and Wood County; 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 54-14-24.76 (54A039), locally known as Big Run Bridge, carrying WV 14 over Big Run in Wood County,  the “U. S. Marine Corps PFC Danny Marshall Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs at both ends of the bridge containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge as the “U. S. Marine Corps PFC Danny Marshall 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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