The House Transportation Committee has approved legislation to name a Cumberland County roadway in honor of a Newville soldier who was killed in the line of duty while serving in Iraq.
House Bill 1933 would designate Route 233, from Newville to the Perry County line, as the Army Sgt. Timothy L. Hayslett Memorial Highway.
Hayslett was 26 years old when he died in November 2003 from an improvised explosive device that struck his Humvee while on patrol in Baghdad.
Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland), author of the measure, said it is important to Hayslett's family and his community that his service and courage be remembered.
“As citizens of this grateful community, we have always strived to properly honor the memories of our brave men and women who have stepped up to the challenges of combat and made the ultimate sacrifice so that the rest of us can live free,” Bloom said in a statement. “Not only will this dedication serve as a tribute to Sergeant Hayslett, but it will cause us to take a moment and think about all those who went before him, and those who will go after.”
The bill now moves to the full House for consideration.