House honors fallen soldiers

Included in the ceremony was SGT Patrick R. Carroll, a Huron County soldier who died Feb. 7, 2011.
Scott Seitz2
Nov 20, 2012


State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk Township), along with other members of the 129th Ohio General Assembly, participated in a recent joint convention to present the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction to the families and friends of 28 service members who died while serving their country in 2011.

Included in the ceremony was SGT Patrick R. Carroll, from Norwalk, who served in the United States Army and died Feb. 7, 2011.

The Ohio Military Medal of Distinction was created in Senate Bill 248 of the 127th Ohio General Assembly to honor the sacrifice of Ohio's fallen service members and their loved ones on behalf of the state of Ohio, and the General Assembly convenes annually for this purpose. Participating in the presentation were Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder, Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor and Brigadier General Mark Stephens.

"It is a distinct privilege to recognize those brave Ohioans like SGT Carroll for making the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of freedom," Boose said. "May we never forget those who gave all so that we may live free."


Brock Lee

thank you for serving

jack langhals

Thank's to you all for your service. I wish we would see every fallen hero's name here everyday,rather than the frigging druggies !

Cliff Cannon

What can one say ? These brave men and women of faith, courage,conviction as well as action. Gave all, (including their familys suffering) in the belief, that to be a "free American" is something to be treasured,never to be taken for granted, very much worth fighting for.

So,let us never forget, that their unbelievable sacrifice, is always worthy of a moment to say: " Can not 'thank-you' enough, for your unspeakable sacrifice to all we hold dear"

Then, never let it be said ;Our/my actions, are not worthy of the incredible price you paid for my freedom.

Thanks Ohio state reps, for reminding us, of what we should ----NEVER--- need be reminded of " freedom is not free"

Paranoid Illusion

True hero!