On Saturday, June 4., there was a dedication for the renaming of a portion of state Route 86 in honor of Riverside High School graduate and Staff Sgt. Kyle R. McKee at the VFW (12827 Painesville-Warren Road) in Leroy Township.
McKee tragically passed away in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Egypt on November 12, 2020. He was a 2003 Riverside High School graduate. This April, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 291 into law, which designates a portion of state Route 86 in Leroy Township as the “SSG Kyle R. McKee Memorial Highway.”
During McKee’s service, he received more than 20 military awards, including the Army Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Saturday’s dedication service was open to the public and community members were encouraged to attend to meet Kyle’s family and share memories of Kyle with others.
You can read coverage from The News-Herald from the event HERE