COLUMBUS- State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced that the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee favorably passed House Bill (HB) 330, legislation to designate a bridge along State Route 46 in Mahoning County as the "Air Force 2nd Lt. William Vaughan Memorial Bridge."
“William Vaughn’s service during WWII is a true example of bravery and heroism,” said Rep. Lepore-Hagan. “He was part of the highest-decorated crew in Air Force history and received the second highest award, the Distinguished Service Cross. His service to our country, which includes navigating a plane in Papua New Guinea while 22 enemy fighters attacked the plane, is extraordinary. This bridge will be a memorial to his service to our country and a reminder to us all that the freedoms we enjoy every day come at a high price.”
HB 330 will head to the House floor for further consideration.