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TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF OLD TAMAH ROAD IN RICHLAND COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH KOON ROAD TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH OLD BRICKYARD ROAD "CORPORAL DAVID G. WEIMORTZ MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "CORPORAL DAVID G. WEIMORTZ MEMORIAL HIGHWAY".
Whereas, Corporal David G. Weimortz of Irmo, South Carolina was the son of Mrs. Fran Fellers and Mr. Terry Weimortz; and
Whereas, he was a 1995 graduate of Dutch Fork High School who excelled in golf and received an undergraduate degree in history from the University of South Carolina in 2000; and
Whereas, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 2003, and after completing basic training at Parris Island Marine Corps Base, he was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; and
Whereas, Corporal Weimortz was a fearless leader who, while serving his third deployment in Iraq, made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of his county when he lost his life during a roadside bomb attack on August 26, 2006, in Al-Anbar province; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper to forever recognize his heroism and bravery by having a portion of Old Tamah Road in Richland County named in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of Old Tamah Road in Richland County from its intersection with Koon Road to its intersection with Old Brickyard Road "Corporal David G. Weimortz Memorial Highway" and erect appropriate markers or signs along this portion of highway that contain the words "Corporal David G. Weimortz Memorial Highway".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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