Senate Resolution Would Honor Local Military Heroes

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Senate has approved and sent to the house two resolutions sponsored by State Senator Eric Bassler of Washington that would urge the Indiana Department of Transportation to name a bridge and a portion of a state highway in memory of two local military heroes.

One would ask INDOT To name the bridge located on State Road 45/58 in Greene County after Major Emerson Barker, a native of Bloomfield who went on to become the commanding officer of the 419th Nigh Fighter Squadron.
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He flew in the first night raid on the Japanese air base Rabaul and lost his life in a plane explosion in 1944 over the Pacific Ocean.
The second would urge INDOT to name a section of State Road 67 in honor of Army First Lieutenant Clayton Robert Cullen of Bicknell who was killed in a helicopter training accident in 2018.
The resolutions will now move to the House of Representatives for further consideration.