In honor of a local Marine who died in combat while serving in Iraq, State Representatives Louis Terhar (R-Cincinnati) and Peter Stautberg (R-Anderson Twp.) recently introduced legislation that designates a portion of State Route 264 in Hamilton County as the “Sergeant David Kreuter Memorial Highway.”
Sergeant David Kreuter had graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1997 and joined the United States Marine Corps Reserves in 1998 after his first year of college. His company—Lima Company based in Columbus—was activated in 2005 and deployed to Iraq the first week of March. Just several weeks before he was scheduled to return home from Iraq, Sgt. Kreuter was one of 14 Marines in an amphibious vehicle who were killed by a roadside bomb in August 2005.
“As a retired Navy Commander, I cannot think of another bill that I would be more proud to introduce as my first than HB 401. Sergeant Kreuter was a true American hero, and the least I can do to honor his service is rename a portion of State Route 264,” said Representative Terhar.
“As a fellow graduate of St. Xavier High School, I am privileged to help honor and recognize the immense sacrifice of Sergeant Kreuter and his family,” Representative Stautberg said.
Specifically, the portion of S.R. 264 from the municipal corporation of Cleves and extending east to the intersection with South Road would be named in honor of Sgt. Kreuter.