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Kansas House approves Medal of Honor highway bill

February 22, 2011

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— Kansas House members have approved a bill naming a stretch of state highway in honor of Medal of Honor recipients.

The 122-0 vote on Tuesday sends the bill to the Senate.

The measure would designate a portion of Kansas 18 as the Donald Ross Memorial Highway.

Ross was serving on the USS Nevada on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. For his actions that day, Ross received the Medal of Honor. It is the highest honor awarded to members of the military.

Ross was a native of Beverly, a Lincoln County town near the stretch of highway.

House members say the bill honors Ross and all Kansans who have received the Medal of Honor for their military service.

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