ONG FALLEN HEROES

Ohio is not exempt of the costs of war

Since 9/11, the Ohio National Guard has lost 15 members who died while deployed in support of the War on Terrorism

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December 10, 2003

SPC Todd M. Bates

Age 20, of Bellaire

135th Military Police Company
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Died while patrolling the Tigris River. When his squad leader, Staff Sgt. Aaron T. Reese, fell overboard, he dove into the water after him, but did not resurface.


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December 10, 2003

SSG Aaron T. Reese

Age 31, of Reynoldsburg

135th Military Police Company
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Died when he fell into the Tigris River south of Baghdad during a river patrol.


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July 7, 2004

SGT Michael C. Barkey

Age 22, of Canal Fulton

1484th Transportation Company
Akron, Ohio

Killed when a tire was shot out on the military vehicle in which he was riding, the driver lost control and the vehicle overturned in Ramadi, Iraq.

Sgt. Michael Barkey Memorial Highway
03/22/2013: Designated Ohio Memorial Highway

State Route 21 in Stark County (OCR Section:5533.627)
That portion of the road known as state route number twenty-one, commencing at the intersection of that route and Arcadia street and proceeding in a southeasterly direction to the intersection of that route and Butterbridge road in Stark county only, shall be known as the "Sgt. Michael Barkey Memorial Highway."


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July 7, 2004

PFC Samuel R. Bowen

Age 38, of Cleveland

1484th Transportation Company
Akron, Ohio

Killed when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded near his vehicle in Samarra, Iraq.


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August 20, 2004

SPC Ryan A. Martin

Age 22, of Mount Vernon

216th Engineer Battalion
Chillicothe, Ohio

Killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle near Samarra, Iraq.

U.S. Army Specialist Ryan A. Martin Memorial Highway
06/03/2014: Designated Ohio Memorial Highway

State Route 3 in Knox County (OCR Section:5533.061)
In addition to any other name prescribed in the Revised Code or otherwise, that portion of the road known as state route number three, running in a northeasterly and southwesterly direction from the Knox and Ashland county line to the community of Amity in Knox county, shall be known as the "U.S. Army Specialist Ryan A. Martin Memorial Highway."


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August 20, 2004

1LT Charles L. Wilkins III

Age 38, of Columbus

216th Engineer Battalion
Chillicothe, Ohio

Killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle near Samarra, Iraq.


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October 10, 2005

SGT Jeremy M. Hodge

Age 20, of Ridgeway

612th Engineer Battalion
Walbridge, Ohio

Killed when an improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq.

Army National Guard Sgt. Jeremy M. Hodge Memorial Highway
11/02/2018: Designated Ohio Memorial Highway

State Route 33 in Logan County (OCR Section:5533.894)
In addition to any other name in the Revised Code or otherwise, the northbound and southbound lanes of United States route number thirty-three between township road number ninety-nine and county road number one hundred thirty, in Logan county only, shall be known as the "Army National Guard Sgt. Jeremy M. Hodge Memorial Highway."


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November 3, 2005

SFC Daniel J. Pratt

Age 48, of Youngstown

211th Maintenance Company
Newark, Ohio

Died due to non-combat-related causes while serving in Iraq.


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June 8, 2006

SFC Daniel Crabtree

Age 31, of North Canton

Co. B, 2-19th Special Forces
Columbus, Ohio

Killed when an improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle near Al Kut, Iraq.

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel B. Crabtree Memorial Road
03/23/2015: Designated Ohio Memorial Highway

State Route 619 in Stark County (OCR Section:5533.636)
That portion of the road known as state route number six hundred nineteen, commencing at the eastern edge of the municipal corporation of Hartville in Stark county and extending in a westerly direction to the intersection of that road with state route number ninety-three in Summit county, shall be known as the "Sgt. 1st Class Daniel B. Crabtree Memorial Road."


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June 15, 2007

LT COL Kevin Sonnenberg

Age 42, of McClure

180th Fighter Wing

Killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed five miles northwest of Balad Air Base, Iraq.

Lt. Col. Kevin Sonnenberg Memorial Highway
03/04/2020: Designated Ohio Memorial Highway

State Route 65 in Henry County (OCR Section:5533.276)
That portion of the road known as state route number sixty-five in Henry county, between Road H and state Route 110, shall be known as the "Lt. Col. Kevin Sonnenberg Memorial Road."

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July 5, 2007

SGT Anthony M. Vinnedge

Age 24, of Okeana

2-107th Cavalry Regt.
Greenville, Ohio

Died due to non-combat-related causes while serving in Iraq.


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April 4, 2012

CPT Nicholas Rozanski

Age 36, of Dublin

37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Columbus, Ohio

Died when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near his patrol in Maimanah, Afghanistan.

Captain Nicholas J. Rozanski Memorial Highway
03/22/2013: Designated Ohio Memorial Highway

Interstate Route 270 in Franklin County (OCR Section:5533.901)
In addition to any other name prescribed in the Revised Code or otherwise, that portion of the highway known as interstate route number two hundred seventy, commencing at its southernmost point within the municipal corporation of Dublin in Franklin county and extending in a northerly direction to the intersection of that route and state route one hundred sixty-one, shall be known as the "Captain Nicholas J. Rozanski Memorial Highway."


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April 4, 2012

MSG Shawn Hannon

Age 44, of Grove City

37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Columbus, Ohio

Died when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near his patrol in Maimanah, Afghanistan.

Master Sergeant Shawn T. Hannon Memorial Highwa
03/22/2013: Designated Ohio Memorial Highway

Interstate Route 71 in Franklin County (OCR Section:5533.322)
In addition to any other name prescribed in the Revised Code or otherwise, that portion of the highway known as interstate route number seventy-one, running in a northerly and southerly direction, through the municipal corporation of Grove City, within Jackson township, in Franklin county, between Stringtown road and state route six hundred sixty-five, shall be known as the "Master Sergeant Shawn T. Hannon Memorial Highway."


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April 4, 2012

MSG Jeffrey Rieck

Age 46, of Springfield Township

37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Columbus, Ohio

Died when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near his patrol in Maimanah, Afghanistan.

Master Sergeant Jeffrey J. Rieck Memorial Highway
03/22/2013: Designated Ohio Memorial Highway

Interstate Route 270 in Franklin County (OCR Section:5533.902)
In addition to any other name prescribed in the Revised Code or otherwise, that portion of the highway known as interstate route number two hundred seventy, commencing at the intersection of that route and state route one hundred sixty-one and extending in an easterly direction to its easternmost point within the municipal corporation of Dublin in Franklin county, shall be known as the "Master Sergeant Jeffrey J. Rieck Memorial Highway."


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March 7, 2013

SPC Cody D. Suggs

Age 22, of West Alexandria

1487th Transportation Company
Piqua, Ohio

Died due to non-combat-related causes while serving at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.