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LEGISLATIVE MATTERS | Committee passes bill to rename Mahoning County bridge after WWII veteran

“William Vaughan’s service during WWII is a true example of bravery and heroism,” state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan said.
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COLUMBUS — The Ohio House Transportation and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday passed House Bill 330, legislation to designate a bridge along state Route 46 in Mahoning County as the Air Force 2nd Lt. William Vaughan Memorial Bridge.

“William Vaughan’s service during WWII is a true example of bravery and heroism. He was part of the highest-decorated crew in Air Force history and received the second-highest award, the Distinguished Service Cross," state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan said in a news release.

"His service to our country, which includes navigating a plane in Papua New Guinea while 22 enemy fighters attacked the plane, is extraordinary. This bridge will be a memorial to his service to our country and a reminder to us all that the freedoms we enjoy every day come at a high price,” Lepore-Hagan said.

HB 330 will head to the House floor for further consideration.

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