"Woodrow Beal 'Woodie' Chastain Bridge"
THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4413) to request that the Department of Transportation name the bridge located at the intersection of United States Highway 178 and South Carolina Highway 11 in Pickens County, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
W. GREG RYBERG for Committee.
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 178 AND SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 11 IN PICKENS COUNTY THE "WOODROW BEAL 'WOODIE' CHASTAIN BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "WOODROW BEAL 'WOODIE' CHASTAIN BRIDGE" AS A LASTING MEMORIAL TO THIS SON OF SOUTH CAROLINA WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN DEFENSE OF HIS COUNTRY DURING THE VIETNAM WAR.
Whereas, Specialist 4 Woodrow Beal "Woodie" Chastain was born on September 11, 1950, was a resident of the Holly Springs Community of Pickens County, and was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church; and
Whereas, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Beal Chastain; and
Whereas, Specialist 4 Chastain joined the United States Army on May 28, 1970, and received his basic training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina; and
Whereas, he received advanced training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and commenced his combat tour of duty in Vietnam on October 24, 1970; and
Whereas, Specialist 4 Chastain heroically made the ultimate sacrifice to his nation on August 15, 1971, while on a combat mission when his unit encountered a hostile North Vietnamese enemy force; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper for the members of the General Assembly to forever recognize the sacrifice this son of South Carolina made in defense of his country by naming a bridge in his native Pickens County in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, request that the Department of Transportation name the bridge located at the intersection of United States Highway 178 and South Carolina Highway 11 in Pickens County the "Woodrow Beal 'Woodie' Chastain Bridge" and erect appropriate markers or signs at this bridge that contain the words "Woodrow Beal 'Woodie' Chastain Bridge" as a lasting memorial to this son of South Carolina who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of his country during the Vietnam War.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation and to the family of the late Specialist 4 Woodrow Beal "Woodie" Chastain.