Highway Dedicated to Claremore Hero


On Friday, December 18, a section of Highway 88 north of Claremore will be dedicated to fallen hero Jon Townsend. The memorial portion is at Jon’s home church, Sageeyah Baptist. The ceremony will be at 2p, so please come out to support Jon’s family. The church is located at 16522 OK-88, north of Claremore.

jonPfc. Jon R. Townsend, 19, Claremore, Okla., died Sept. 16th, in Zabul Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team,  Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

A 2011 high school graduate, Townsend married his wife, Brittany, when he was on leave. The couple spent
only a few days together before he returned to Afghanistan.

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