TROY, Ohio (WDTN) – A 2007 Troy High School graduate killed in Afghanistan was honored Monday with a stretch of highway named after him.
A section of State Route 55 from the Village of Casstown to just east of Troy is now named the Pfc. Jeffrey L. Rice Memorial Highway.
Rice was a combat engineer whose job was to search for IEDs, or improvised explosive devices. He was 24-years-old when he died in Kandahar in 2012.
His mother, Sandy Wheelock, was there to accept the honor on her son’s behalf. She says the honor is bittersweet.