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King, House Pass Legislation Honoring District Heroes

COLUMBUS – State Representative Angie King (R-Celina) supported legislation Wednesday that will honor and memorialize service members that paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving the nation.

King’s legislation will honor five service members from Auglaize and Darke counties with memorial road namings.

“These local heroes gave their lives in the service of our nation,” King said. “These memorial road namings are small token of dedication to the sacrifice they made so we may all live free.”

The Lance Cpl. Gerald Subler Memorial Highway will be established in the north and southbound lanes of State Route 185 between Burns Road and Progress Way in Darke County.

Marine Lance Cpl. Subler was killed by communist forces on September 30, 1968, as a result of multiple shrapnel wounds from hostile rocket fire.

The Staff Sgt. Gene F. Morrison Memorial Bridge will be established on the bridge spanning over Indian Creek on State Route 47 just outside of Staff Sgt. Morrison’s hometown of Versailles in Darke County.  Staff Sgt. Morrison died on June 3, 1968, while serving in Vietnam.

The legislation will now head to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.