MN Senate Approves Bill to Designate ‘Ryane Clark Memorial Highway’

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(KWLM/St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Senate Wednesday unanimously approved naming a portion of state Highway 23 in Kandiyohi County in honor of Ryane Clark, a serviceman from New London who was killed in action.

Senator Andrew Lang of Olivia authored the bill.

Lang, Vice Chairman of the senate Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Committee, said in a news release, “I join the entire state in remembering Clark and honoring the sacrifice he made for his community, his state, and his country.”

The bill would designate a portion of Highway 23, between New London and Spicer, the Ryane Clark Memorial Highway.

A companion bill is making its way through the Minnesota House.

Clark was a 2007 graduate of New London Spicer High School. The son of Rick and Tracy Clark, Ryane was an Eagle Scout, and joined the Army after studying law enforcement at Alexandria Tech. PFC Ryane Clark died October 4, 2010 in Shekhabad, south of the capital of Kabul Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

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