BLUE ASH, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio soldier killed in Afghanistan nearly four years ago now has a portion of Interstate 71 dedicated in his memory.
A section of Interstate 71 was dedicated this week as Army “Specialist Donald S. ‘Scott’ Morrison Memorial Highway” in memory of the 23-year Blue Ash native. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that the ceremony dedicating a section of the highway between mile markers 15 and 17 was held in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash.
Morrison died Sept. 26, 2010, in Kandahar when his patrol vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. He served as a vehicle operator, gunner and sapper in the 584th Mobility Augmentation Company, 20th Engineer Battalion.
The Army awarded Morrison the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and National Defense Service Medal among other honors.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,