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Legislation honoring a soldier from Oberlin who died last year of wounds he suffered in Afghanistan was introduced this week in the Ohio Senate.

The bill, Senate Bill 209, would designate a portion of Ohio 58 in Lorain County as the Sgt. Louis Torres Memorial Highway. The designation would apply to the roadway beginning in the center of Oberlin and extending north to North Ridge Road in Amherst, a distance of about 8 miles.

Torres, 23, of Oberlin, was serving his second deployment in Afghanistan with the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.

He died Aug. 22, 2012, at an Army medical center in San Antonio, Texas, from wounds suffered earlier that month from an improvised explosive in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province.

The legislation was introduced by Sen. Gayle Manning, a Republican from North Ridgeville whose 13th Senate District includes Lorain County.

 

 
 
 
  
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