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Ohio General Assembly honors fallen soldiers
28 soldiers were honored with medals of distinction
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Jo Ingles
 

The Ohio House and Senate has awarded the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction to the families of 28 Ohio soldiers who lost their lives while serving our country during the past year. Republican House Speaker Bill Batchelder, at a Statehouse ceremony, said each has made a sacrifice to this state that will never be forgotten.

Batchelder on the fallen soldiers

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“We are here today to honor 28 of Ohio's best.....sons and daughters, husband and wives, Moms and Dads, from Harrison up to Concord, Perrysburg down to South Bloomingville and the many cities, villages and townships in between. They came from many walks of life but were united in a common purpose and love of country. Although they are no longer with us, their presence will always be felt.”

At the Statehouse ceremony, each of the 28 fallen soldiers were remembered with the toll of a bell.

Below is a list of all 28 soldiers and their hometowns.

SFC Charles L. Adkins, U.S. Army (Sandusky)
SPC William Seth Blevins, U.S. Army (Sardinia)
CPO Raymond J. Border, U.S. Navy (West Lafayette)
SGT Patrick R. Carroll, U.S. Army (Norwalk)
CPL Nathan B. Carse, U.S. Army (Harrod)
LCPL Peter J. Clore, U.S. Marine Corps (New Philadelphia)
SSG Robert B. Cowdrey, U.S. Army (Atwater)
MAJ Michael S. Evarts, U.S. Army (Concord)
SSG Joshua S. Gire, U.S. Army (Chillicothe)
SPC Adam S. Hamilton, U.S. Army (Kent)
SSG Bradley C. Hart, U.S. Army (Perrysburg)
SPC Robert P. Hartwick, U.S. Army (South Bloomingville)
SFC Bradley S. Hughes, U.S. Army (Newark)
CPL Adam D. Jones, U.S. Marine Corps (Germantown)
SGT Dennis E. Kancler, U.S. Marine Corps (Brecksville)
CPT Joshua M. McClimans, U.S. Army (Akron)
LCPL Joshua B. McDaniels, U.S. Marine Corps (Dublin)
SGT Donald R. Mickler, Jr. U.S. Army (Bucyrus)
SGT Daniel J. Patron, U.S. Marine Corps (Canton)
CPL Lucas T. Pyeatt, U.S. Marine Corps (West Chester)
PFC Gustavo A. Rios, U.S. Army (Englewood)
1LT John M. Runkle, U.S. Army (West Salem)
PFC Zachary S. Salmon, U.S. Army (Harrison)
CP Jacob A. Tate, U.S. Marine Corps (Columbus)
WO2 Christopher R. Thibodeau, U.S. Army (Chesterland)
1LT Ashley I. White, U.S. Army (Alliance)
LCPL Terry Wright, U.S. Marine Corps (Carrollton)
CPL Paul W. Zanowick, II, U.S. Marine Corps (Miamisburg) 

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