Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) has worked over the last few months to pass legislation that would dedicate a portion of I-80 in Austintown in honor of two local Vietnam Veterans as the "Marine Sergeant James Prommersberger and Army Second Lieutenant Charles W. Brown Memorial Highway". This summer, these efforts will become a reality. 

Senator Schiavoni's office has worked closely with  Jack Kidd to honor his classmates and friends who gave their lives serving our country. Sergeant Prommersberger and Lieutenant Brown graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1962 and are remembered fondly by their classmates. 

Sergeant Prommersberger died in the line of duty fighting off 200 Vietnamese soldiers while he was saving a fellow soldier. Lieutenant Brown was killed as he fought off an infiltration of 4,000 Vietnamese soldiers. Both received Silver Star and Purple Heart medals for their outstanding service to our country. 

The Mahoning Valley has a deep sense of pride for those who have served and Leader Schiavoni is humbled to have the opportunity to pay tribute to local heroes. 

 
 
 
  
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