Motion Passes Unanimously
Darren Doyle, story:
Magistrates voted today to honor Denzel B. Bullock Road in the Segal Community as the next county road to be memorialized for a fallen soldier.
The county approved an ordinance back in the spring of 2018 that gives veterans' families the opportunity to memorialize a county road on which the fallen veteran lived by purchasing a road sign that would display the soldier's name, rank, branch of service, and other military related information.
Bullock Road will be memorialized to honor Army veteran Raymond Bullock, who was killed by a German sniper in action while serving in WWII, according to Magistrate Mark Woosley, who read a portion of the fallen soldier's biography at today's fiscal court meeting.
The first road to be recognized after the county ordinance was passed, was Noah Bledsoe Road, which was memorialized in honor of Elzie Sanders, JR., who was killed in action during Vietnam.
In order to qualify for the county to consider honoring a fallen soldier on a county road, some of the guidelines include: the fallen soldier must have been a resident of the county and lived on the particular county road for request, must have died in battle with documented proof of service provided, the sign dimension guidelines must be followed, and the county road department must be in charge of the sign installation.
Today's vote for Bullock Road passed unanimously and a ceremony is scheduled for *Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 3pm.
*9/10/18, 4:47pm--this article was updated with a date and time with information from Magistrate Mark Woosley