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GILLESPIE – A 19-year-old Dorchester soldier who died in Vietnam in 1967 will be remembered Monday during a special highway-dedication ceremony.

A section of Illinois 16 from Stagecoach Road to Gillespie will be designated the Pfc. Gary Wayne Price Memorial Highway to honor Price, a 1966 Gillespie High School graduate who was killed in action May 6, 1967, just a month after beginning his tour of duty in Vietnam.

Senators Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) and Sam McCann (R-Plainview) sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 32 calling for the highway designation in the soldier’s honor. Members of Price’s family live in Bunker Hill.

What: Designation of the Pfc. Gary Wayne Price Memorial Highway
When: 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13
Where: Gillespie Municipal Building, 115 Macoupin St., Gillespie

Category: People of the 48th