Wednesday, January 27, 2010

State Rep. Combs Introduces Legislation to Honor Fairfield Graduate

COLUMBUS – State Representative Courtney Combs (R- Hamilton) today introduced legislation to name a stretch of highway after Lance Corporal Taylor Prazynski. Taylor was killed in May 2005 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Karmah, Iraq.

“I watched Taylor grow up his whole life and it was a great tragedy when we lost him,” said Combs. “This is but a small token of appreciation we can do to remember Taylor for his service to his community and country.”

House Bill 422 would name a portion of State Route 4 from South Gilmore Road to Symmes Road the Lance Corporal Taylor Prazynski Memorial Highway. Taylor joined the Marines shortly after graduating from Fairfield High School in 2003.

“The only way Taylor’s memory lives on is if we get to tell his story,” said Taylor’s father, John.

“With this bill, Taylor’s story is told by more than just his family and friends. Thank you to Representative Combs and the State of Ohio for recognizing his sacrifice and helping us keep his memory alive.”
This legislation now moves on to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where Combs serves as Ranking Member.