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March 25, 2009
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Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831


The public is invited to a ceremony Sunday, March 29 to rename West Stanton Street in northwest Lincoln in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Michael D. Scholl, who died November 14, 2006 from wounds sustained during combat in Iraq. Scholl's family and friends will be joined by Mayor Chris Beutler, U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry and City Council Member John Spatz for the ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Air Park West Recreation Center, 3720 N.W. 46th St. A reception will follow.

West Stanton Street was chosen for re-naming because it is in the area where Scholl grew up. He graduated from Lincoln High in 2002. His mother and stepfather still live in Lincoln, and his father and stepmother live in Friend. His wife and daughter live in Washington state. Scholl was 21 when he died of injuries caused by a roadside bomb in Al Anbar province.

Other speakers at the event include Marine Sergeant John Hunsberger who served with Scholl in Afghanistan and Iraq; Arnold Elementary Principal Kathy Honeycutt; and Cliff Leach, a former State Captain of the Patriot Guard Riders.

To reach the Air Park West Recreation Center from N.W. 48th Street, take W. Seward Street east and turn right onto N.W. 46th.

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