Motorcade Procession for Medal of Honor Recipient

Local News

ZANESVILLE, OH – The body of Medal of Honor recipient Ron Rosser was flown into Columbus this afternoon. His body was then escorted by motorcade from Columbus to Crooksville.

The procession came through Zanesville on the way to Crooksville, police and fire units lined the route. Several other people were also out to show their respect.

“More than anything, especially with everything going on in the country right now, I think it’s really important. Being a veteran myself I met Mr. Rosser and he’s an amazing man. If it wasn’t for him we all wouldn’t have the freedoms that we have today. I think it’s very important, I think it’s important that we know the stories. If you don’t know the story, please educate yourself,” Local Veteran Anthony Collins said.

The importance of the motorcade resonated with local veterans who take great pride in honoring heroes like Rosser.

“Just to honor Mr. Rosser and his service to the country. It’s always important to honor our military heroes and our military servicemen. They protect our country and I’m a veteran myself and I think that they deserve to be honored for every day that they serve,” Local Veteran Bruce Burley said.

Family and friends are invited to pay respects 11:00 am-2:00 pm Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Crooksville High School. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM at the school. Mr. Rosser will be laid to rest next to his wife in Iliff Cemetery in McLuney, Ohio.

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