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Bloom introduces legislation to honor fallen Cumberland County soldier

Updated: Monday, December 23 2013, 08:26 PM CST
Posted by: Lauren Gross

HARRISBURG -- To honor the life of a fallen war hero, Rep. Stephen Bloom, R-199, today introduced legislation to designate a portion of highway in Cumberland County as the Army Sgt. Timothy L. Hayslett Memorial Highway.

“Sergeant Hayslett was a man of great character and heart. It is important to his family and this community that we remember his service and courage. I wish his family and loved ones the comfort of knowing his sacrifices will never be forgotten,” Bloom said.

Hayslett was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment of the 1st Armored Division, based in Friedberg, Germany.

He died Nov. 15, 2003, at age 26, when an improvised explosive device (IED) struck his Humvee while on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq.

House Bill 1933 would officially designate State Route 233, from the northern corporate limits of Newville Borough to the Cumberland County/Perry County line, as the Army Sgt. Timothy L. Hayslett Memorial Highway.

“Sergeant Hayslett patriotically responded to the call of duty, and committed himself to service with the best of his abilities,” Bloom said.

“He was willing to risk everything, even his very life, for the cause of freedom. It is only fitting that his name be placed on this section of highway in remembrance of someone who gave his life in service to his community,” Bloom added.

Hayslett, a Newville native and graduate of Big Spring High School, entered the U.S. Army in 1995, where he served for eight years.Bloom introduces legislation to honor fallen Cumberland County soldier


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