Heroes Way dedication ceremony planned for SSG Michael Deason

MoDOT Southeast District News Release

July 22, 2011

Ceremony Planned for Heroes Way Memorial Sign Dedication

SSG Michael L Deason To Be Honored

SIKESTON - A dedication ceremony honoring Staff Sgt. Michael L. Deason is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3, at 4:30 p.m. at the Desloge City Park located at Parkside and Walnut Streets in Desloge, Mo.

Staff Sgt. Michael L. Deason, of the 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Ky., was killed on Aug. 31, 2006, in Ad War, Iraq.

The Heroes Way Interstate Interchange Program legislation, passed in 2009, allows interstate interchanges to be designated for Missouri residents, who were in the armed forces, and were killed in action on or after Sept. 11, 2001, in either Afghanistan or Iraq. In 2011, Representative Linda Black sponsored legislation, which expands the original law to include state numbered highways.  Signed by Governor Jay Nixon, the law will become effective on Aug. 28. 

Deason will be the first soldier honored under the new law, naming the interchange at US 67 at Desloge Drive in Desloge, Mo., the SSG Michael L. Deason interchange.

The public is invited to attend the event.

For more information on the dedication ceremony, please contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).


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