Bill seeks to name highway after Staff Sgt. Kyle McKee

Staff Sgt. Kyle R. McKee, 35, was a UH-60 Helicopter Reparier assigned to Aviation Company,...
Staff Sgt. Kyle R. McKee, 35, was a UH-60 Helicopter Reparier assigned to Aviation Company, Task Force Sinai. Originally from Painesville, Ohio, he enlisted in the Army in 2003 and arrived in Egypt in July 2020. His previous overseas tours include tours in Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq. McKee's awards and decorations include the Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge, Senior Aircrew Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.(Source: U.S. Army)
Published: May. 6, 2021 at 11:31 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A bill introduced Wednesday in the Ohio House of Representatives aims to name a highway in honor of U.S. Staff Sgt. Kyle McKee.

McKee, from Painesville, was one of five American soldiers killed in a UH-60 helicopter crash, Nov. 12, in Sinai, Egypt.

The crash remains under investigation.

He was part of peacekeeping operations with the Multinational Force and Observers mission.

The bill seeks to designate a portion of State Route 86 in Lake County as the “Staff Sgt. Kyle R. McKee Memorial Highway.”

Rep. Daniel P. Troy (D-Willowick) and Rep. Jamie Callender (R-Concord) introduced the bill, which hasn’t yet passed.

McKee was laid to rest April 24 at Williams Cemetery with an escort from Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

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