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5/30/2013 3:17:00 PM Email this articlePrint this article 
Highway through Lawrenceville to honor Trevor Pinnick
SPRINGFIELD - A bill introduced into the Illinois General Assembly will designate the section of U.S. Business 50 through Lawrenceville as the "Trevor Pinnick Memorial Highway."

The joint bill was introduced into the House by State Rep. Brad E. Halbrook while the sponsor in the Senate is Dale A. Righter.

House Joint Resolution 37 reads, in part:

"Whearas, Spc. Trevor Pinnick dedicated his life to defending America's freedom and made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his nation on June 12, 2012, in a medical treatment facility at Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by an enemy improvised explosive device; and

"Whereas, SPC Trevor Pinnick was born on Jan. 6, 1992, in Chesapeake, Virginia, graduating from Lawrenceville High School in May of 2010, and joining the Army right out of high school, servicing with the 18th Engineer Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the 2nd Infantry Division, out of Join Base Lewis-McChord, Washington ...

"This fallen solider deserves to be remembered by the State of Illinois for his service to this country; therefore, be it resolved, by the House of Representataives of the 98th General Assembly of the State of Illinois, the Senate concurring herein, that we designate the section of U.S. Route 50 Business through Lawrenceville, Illinois as the Trevor Pinnick Memorial Highway in honor of the memory and sacrifice of SPC Trevor Pinnick ..."

Pinnick is survived by his wife, Martha Pinnick; daughter Melody Renee Pinnick, parents Nancy and Thomas Pinnick, and other family members. His funeral was held in the Lawrenceville High School Auditorium.


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