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Memorial sign dedicated to fallen Fairborn soldier


A section of Ohio 235 has been dedicated to Army Specialist Jesse A. Snow.

A memorial service this morning included the unveiling of a sign in honor of Snow, 25, a graduate of Fairborn High School. He was killed Nov. 14, 2010, when his platoon was attacked by enemy fire.

Snow was trying to save a wounded comrade when he was fatally shot.

Army Specialist Jesse Snow’s family received his posthumously awarded Silver Star, the nation’s third highest combat medal in a November 2010 ceremony at the Air Force Museum.

The commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, that Snow was part of, presented the award.

He is from a family with a long lineage of service to the country. His father had served in the Air Force. Snow’s five other siblings were also there, three of whom also served in the military.

Jesse’s father, John Snow, said at that time, “My wife and I know our sons and we know what they are capable of doing and Jesse proved what he could do.”

The family said Jesse Snow just wanted his infantry badge when he joined the army, but because of his heroic efforts in the line of duty, he’s been honored with much more.

The ceremony took place on Jesse’s birthday, in Oakes Quarry Park just east of Interstate 675 at the Ohio 235 exit.

Mark Bruce contributed to this story.



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