Route 66 Renamed In Honor Of Fallen Soldier

Published: Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 11:26 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 1:01 PM

A special honor was given Monday morning for a local soldier who was killed in the line of duty.

A three-mile section of State Route 66 was renamed in honor of Cpl. Sam Pearson of Piqua.

Pearson was killed in October 2007 when Camp Victory in Baghdad was attacked by insurgents.

On Monday, his parents and family and several soldiers from his unit were on hand as the new highway sign was unveiled.

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“Cpl. Samuel F. Pearson Memorial Highway” runs from the Piqua Veteran’s Memorial to the Miami/Shelby County line.