COLUMBUS —State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) applauded the signing of Senate Bill 182 into law by Governor Kasich last Friday, legislation that will designate bridges and roadways including the naming of part of State Route 571 as the “196th Light Infantry Brigade SP4 Robert L Fowble Jr and PFC Jack E Beam Memorial Highway”.
“With the Governor’s signature we are able to commemorate the sacrifice of SP4 Robert L Fowble Jr and PFC Jack E Beam and their fellow brigade members during the Vietnam Conflict,” Buchy said. “Please keep these men in mind when driving between Union City and Greenville on State Route 571.”
The signing of SB 182 recognizes fallen soldiers through various bridge and highway designations including the “196th Light Infantry Brigade SP4 Robert L Fowble Jr and PFC Jack E Beam Memorial Highway,” sponsored by Rep. Buchy. Robert L. Fowble, Jr., and Private First Class Jack E. Beam both served in Vietnam as members of the 196th Infantry Brigade and were killed in action in 1966.
The highway includes a portion of State Route 571, beginning at the southeastern boundary of Union City and ending at the western boundary of Greenville.