To honor our father
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To whom it my concern,
We the family of Bernard Campbell Maynard Sr, would like answers on behalf of our dear father,grandfather,brother,uncle,cousin,nephew.
Here is our story:
Bernard Campbell Maynard born May 18,1918 to the late John Russell and Lena Mcdaniel Mayanrd of Madison Creek WV. Mr Maynard was a young man grew up hard went to work at a young age working in the coalmines of West Virigina, at the age of seventeen he meet his futurewife Maggie Hatfield. Before the two was married Mr Maynard was sent off to war in 1942. Where Segenate Bernard Campbell Maynard proud serviced his country In combat during World War II. He was hornabled discharged from the Army january 31,1946 in which he was giving the WORLD WAR II VICTORY METAL,PHILIPPE LIBERATION RIBBON WITH ONE BRONZE STAR AMERICAN THEATER RIBBON,ASIATIC PACFIC THEATER RIBBON WITH TWO BRONZE STARS AND GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL.
After the war Bernard C Maynard returned home married Maggie Z. Hatfield on March the 5th of 1947. He went to work in the coal mines of west virginia for years until he got black lung, he then started working for the board of education in Logan WV as a jantior for many years, after his retirement, he helped raise countless childern including his own and adoption two others and claim them as his own childern. Mr Maynard was a pilar of his community he never turn a soul away in need if it was taking food or taking them to the doctors apppointment Mr Maynard was there to help any one in need upon his mid 80's Mr Maynard battle cancer for many many years, and he was a soilder he was a fighter, a man anyone could look upon with honor. Sadly Mr Maynard passed away in 2010 after loosing his wife and his family home in which he lived on all his life to the flood of Madison Creek. After loosing his wife and home Mr Maynards health was falling ill he was heart broken he just laid his beloved wife of 65 years to rest, a week later lost his home in the flood that devasted Madison Creek WV. He stayed with his son and grandson until Mr Maynard was hosptialized with heart failure. Mr Maynard passed away June 27,2010 in St Mary in Huntington surrounded by family.
The division of highway came to the state in naming the bridge over madison in to the senate in 2014, the bill was passed to have bridge number 10368 (37.780331,-81.940756 which was under construction in Logan County at the time. West Virginia route 10 over Madison Branch and County Route 10/17 the US army Sgt Bernard C.Maynard Memorial Bridge.
attach is a copy of the Bill that was Passed
We the family want to know why our loved one was over looked and another name was placed on the bridge? The state of West Virginia has breech a contact between the desendents of Bernard C Maynard SR we want answers and the bridge that was promised to our father and grandfather placed where it should be.
Breech of contact from the state of West Virginia its a bidding contract that the state made in the Legislation. If this is not fixed the decsendents of Mr Maynard will and are prosueing a law suite againist the state of WestVirgina for breech of contract.
IF the state will disguard its on our Legislation and bills they pass how are We the POEPLE suppose to trust this state and the people working for it.
We the family have attached copies of the billed that passed
a copy of Mr Maynard death ceriticate
a copy of his honorable discharge from the Army
We the family will tell our story to any one that will listen!!!!
If you have any questions regarding this matter please feel free to contact myself
Misty D Thompson (daughter) 3048961819
Glenda Bartam (daughter)3047525724
Russell Maynard (son)
Bernard Jr Maynard (son)3047523336
We thank you for your time in this matter
THE MAYNARD FAMILY
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