Drabik Memorial Highway Signed Into Law
Local WWII hero's courage saved countless American lives
March 04, 2020
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COLUMBUS—State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced that House Bill (HB) 276, legislation naming a portion of I-475 in Holland after local hero Sgt. Alexander Drabik, was signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine.

Sgt. Alexander Drabik, a Holland native and the first American to cross the Rhine River and set foot into German territory, earned national acclaim for his bravery. His courage established the first Allied bridgehead into the country, and paved the Allied path to Berlin.

“Northwest Ohio produced one of the finest young men in American History,” said Rep. Sheehy. “Free people across the world have heroes like Sgt. Drabik to thank for their bravery, and I’m proud to represent his home.”

The provision was included in an omnibus bill with several other road-naming proposals.

Details regarding the sign’s unveiling will come in the following weeks.

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