Stretch of Illinois highway named for soldier

Published: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 9:15 p.m. CDT

PINCKNEYVILLE – A stretch of highway in southern Illinois will be named after a veteran killed in a blast in Iraq.

The honor will go to Pfc. Wyatt D. Eisenhauer, who died when an improvised explosive device detonated in 2005. The Southern Illinoisan reports ( his parents were presented Thursday with a smaller version of a sign that will label the highway. The sign will mark a section of Illinois Route 127 as the "Pfc. Wyatt D. Eisenhauer Memorial Highway."

Eisenhauer's mother, Gay Eisenhauer, says she's happy that service members like her son are being remembered.


Information from: Southern Illinoisan,

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