COLUMBUS–Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley) today announced the Senate passed Senate Bill 222, which would name a portion of State Route 8 as the Second Lieutenant David E. Rylander Memorial Highway.

“Lieutenant Rylander showed amazing courage and character during his time in Afghanistan, consistent with the leadership potential and sense of service he demonstrated as a young man growing up in Summit County” said LaRose. “I hope this designation stands as a memorial for those who knew and loved him and as a reminder for us all of the bravery he demonstrated and the sacrifice he made on our behalf.”
Second Lieutenant Rylander was 23 years old when he was killed when his unit came under attack while on a mission in Afghanistan on May 2, 2012. He graduated in May 2011 from U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. in Engineering Management.  He was an Eagle Scout from Troop 273 in Stow. He was a member of Victory Life Church in Stow, and was buried at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman with full military honors.

Senate Bill 222 will now proceed to the Ohio House of Representatives for further consideration.

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