Archive for Thursday, February 23, 2012

Senate passes bill honoring Frankfort soldiers

February 23, 2012


— A bill to honor 37 servicemen from a small northeast Kansas town who died in World War II is headed to Gov. Sam Brownback for his signature.

The Kansas Senate voted 40-0 on Thursday on the bill, which was approved earlier by the House. It would name part of Kansas Highway 99 "The Frankfort Boys World War II Memorial Highway."

Frank Benteman, a Frankfort native and WWII veteran who pushed the honor, says Frankfort had more men killed in action in World War II than any other town its size.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that American Legion Post No. 181 in Frankfort has raised about $2,200 of the nearly $3,000 needed to pay for the Frankfort Boys signs and for their upkeep.


oldbaldguy 5 years, 11 months ago

It is about time. This made the national news sometime ago. Much attention has been paid to Bedford, Virginia's loss at Omaha Beach. The boys from Frankfort paid a steep price too.

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