COLUMBUS — State Representative Margaret Ann Ruhl, R-Mount Vernon, has announced the unanimous passage of House Bill 65 from the Ohio House of Representatives. This bill incorporates 13 memorial highways to honor heroic Ohioans across the state.
Included in House Bill 65 is a provision that designates the portion of U.S. 62, commencing in the village of Millwood in Knox County and extending northeast to the boundaries of Knox and Holmes counties, as the “Army Staff Sgt. Shamus O. Goare Memorial Highway” and authorizes the Director of Transportation to erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.
“I am proud to be a part of the passage of this bill that honors the service and sacrifice of these thirteen Ohio heroes, including Sgt. Shamus Goare,” Ruhl said. “We cannot do enough for our veterans and I want to thank all of our military heroes for their service and sacrifice to our country.”
Staff Sgt. Goare, 29, Danville, died June 28, 2005, while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom when an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants in eastern Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.
House Bill 65 will now move the Ohio Senate for further consideration.