Road Named for Fallen Soldier

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email
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Another honor for an area soldier.

It's been nearly ten years since specialist Allen Nolan lost his life in Iraq.

Now a Washington County roadway is dedicated in his name.

It's a portion of Ohio Route 676 near the Marietta city line - one which took state lawmakers a lot of effort to get through the legislature last year.

Specialist Nolan died in 2004, when an explosive device hit the fuel truck he was driving.

Members of Nolan's family attended a ceremony, during which the sign marking that highway was unveiled.

"He was a good brother...he was one of my favorites...he only served a few months before the incident...he had been in the reserves for years," says Dave Nolan, Allen Nolan's brother.

Nolan was part of a group working to rebuild roads and other structures after the Iraq war.

The Washington County Veterans Service was also involved in getting the highway designation.

State Representative Andy Thompson says opposition by members of the Ohio Senate last year delayed final passage of a bill naming roadways for fallen ohio soldiers, including Nolan.

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