NAPOLEON, OHIO – Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted will join state legislators and officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) at an event to honor Rear Adm. Alene Duerk, the first woman to reach flag rank in the U.S. Navy.
The event will be held Monday, Aug. 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the Henry County fairgrounds, 821 S. Perry St., Napoleon.
Husted, along with Rep. Jim Hoops (R-Napoleon), Sen. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon), Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks, and ODOT District 2 Deputy Director Pat McColley will designate State Route 108 throughout Henry County in honor of Adm. Duerk. The signage will be unveiled at the event.
Rear Adm. Duerk was from Holgate and graduated from Holgate High School. She was promoted to the position of rear admiral in the United States Navy in 1972.
The signage bearing Rear Adm. Duerk's name will be placed at each end of the county on State Route 108.