Stretch of highway won't be named to honor fallen hero - WNEM TV 5

Stretch of highway won't be named to honor fallen hero

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GENESEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A disappointing end to a Mid-Michigan family’s fight to honor their fallen son.

Army Sgt. Joe Johnson made the ultimate sacrifice in 2010 while serving in Afghanistan. The Carman-Ainsworth graduate was just 24-years-old.

His family was working with state lawmakers to name a stretch of M-23 in Genesee County after their son.

Democratic State Senator Jim Ananich of Flint sponsored the legislation to make the honor possible, and even though it had Senate approval, it died in the House on the final day of the legislature’s Lame-Duck session.

Ananich released the following statement: 

"I will never give up on Sgt. Johnson and his family because he would have never given up on us. There's no excuse for them not getting this done, but I promise to make it the first thing I introduce next year."

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