STATEHOUSE (March 13, 2013) — State Sen. Brandt Hershman’s (R-Buck Creek) proposal to honor local Medal of Honor recipients by naming one-mile sections of the Hoosier Heartland Corridor in their honor advanced today after receiving approval from the House of Representatives Committee on Roads and Transportation.
Senate Concurrent Resolution 15 urges the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to rename three parts of the Tippecanoe County highway after U.S. Army Lt. William P. Thompson, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. David M. Shoup and U.S. Army Master Sgt. Thomas E. McCall.
“Renaming Indiana’s crossroads is a tradition used to honor our greatest heroes,” Hershman said. “I count these Tippecanoe County veterans among those that should be recognized as outstanding Hoosier heroes. Signs on the Heartland Corridor will be used to remind both residents and visitors of the sacrifices they made and the patriotism that lives on in our community.”
The bill’s House sponsors include State Reps. Randy Truitt (R-West Lafayette), Don Lehe (R-Brookston), Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) and Sheila Klinker (D-Lafayette).
SCR 15 now moves to the full House for consideration. After final approval, INDOT is charged with taking further action.