Road dedication


Photo submitted A section of road near the Harlan-Letcher County line was named the Omer Lewis Memorial Highway, with a dedication ceremony on May 26. According to Tonya Hensley-Lewis, Omer Lewis was a decorated World War II veteran, serving in the second wave on D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. He spent two weeks in a foxhole pinned down by enemy fire. He was awarded the European, African and Middle Eastern campaign medal with two Bronze Stars. He also received the WW II Victory medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button and a Marksman Badge. Omer Lewis was the grandson of William Creech, founder of the Pine Mountain Settlement School. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.


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A section of road near the Harlan-Letcher County line was named the Omer Lewis Memorial Highway, with a dedication ceremony on May 26. According to Tonya Hensley-Lewis, Omer Lewis was a decorated World War II veteran, serving in the second wave on D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. He spent two weeks in a foxhole pinned down by enemy fire. He was awarded the European, African and Middle Eastern campaign medal with two Bronze Stars. He also received the WW II Victory medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button and a Marksman Badge. Omer Lewis was the grandson of William Creech, founder of the Pine Mountain Settlement School. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.

Photo submitted A section of road near the Harlan-Letcher County line was named the Omer Lewis Memorial Highway, with a dedication ceremony on May 26. According to Tonya Hensley-Lewis, Omer Lewis was a decorated World War II veteran, serving in the second wave on D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. He spent two weeks in a foxhole pinned down by enemy fire. He was awarded the European, African and Middle Eastern campaign medal with two Bronze Stars. He also received the WW II Victory medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button and a Marksman Badge. Omer Lewis was the grandson of William Creech, founder of the Pine Mountain Settlement School. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_OmerLewisSign.jpgPhoto submitted A section of road near the Harlan-Letcher County line was named the Omer Lewis Memorial Highway, with a dedication ceremony on May 26. According to Tonya Hensley-Lewis, Omer Lewis was a decorated World War II veteran, serving in the second wave on D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. He spent two weeks in a foxhole pinned down by enemy fire. He was awarded the European, African and Middle Eastern campaign medal with two Bronze Stars. He also received the WW II Victory medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button and a Marksman Badge. Omer Lewis was the grandson of William Creech, founder of the Pine Mountain Settlement School. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.
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