Army Sergeant Junior Elwood Dunlap Memorial Bridge named
by FROM STAFF REPORTS
West Virginia state Senators Ron Stollings and Art Kirkendoll requested the Division of Highways to name bridge number 3-3-2.96 on Route 3 in Boone County the “Army Sergeant Junior Elwood Dunlap Memorial Bridge”.
Whereas, Sergeant Dunlap enlisted in the United States Army on January 1, 1949; and Whereas, Sergeant Dunlap was captured during the Korean War while serving as a sergeant with Tank Company, Second Infantry Division’s 38th Regiment on November 1, 1950, the second in the famous Indian Head Division that was the hardest hit out of the Korean Battle Front.
Whereas, Sergeant Dunlap was held captive for thirty-two months and returned home in August 1953 when he was twenty-four years old.
Whereas, Sergeant Dunlap was married to Lillian Barrickman, raised four children and had nine grandchildren, six great21 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Whereas, Sergeant Dunlap spoke numerous times at high schools, universities and public events regarding his experiences in Korea and the honor of serving one’s country.
Whereas, Sergeant Dunlap passed away at age seventy-seven on December 24, 2006; and Whereas, It is fitting to honor Sergeant Dunlap for his commitment, dedication and service to his country and his state; therefore, be it Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia: That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 3-3-2.96 on Route 3 in Boone County the “Army Sergeant Junior Elwood Dunlap Memorial Bridge”; and, be it Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the “Army Sergeant Junior Elwood Dunlap Memorial Bridge”; and, be it Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and the family of the late Sergeant Junior Elwood Dunlap.
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