Rose dedicates portion of I-74 to brothers who died in battle during WWII
Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) dedicated a stretch of Interstate 74 in LeRoy as the Gaultney Brothers Memorial Highway.
Rose honored the three servicemen who gave the ultimate sacrifice during World War II with the passing of SJR65.
"Ralph Gaultney served in the U.S. Navy as a gunner's mate third class and was assigned to the U.S.S. Arizona," according to the resolution's synopsis. Gaultney was fatally wounded in December 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor and died on Dec. 24 at the Navy Hospital at Pearl Harbor.
"Leonard Gaultney also served in the U.S. Navy as machinist's mate first class and was assigned to the heavy cruiser U.S.S. Vincennes," according to the resolution's synopsis. He died in August 1942 when the vessel sank during a battle near the Solomon Islands.
"David Gaultney served with the U.S. Marine Corps as a private first class and was assigned to Company A, First Battalion, Third Division, Ninth Regiment and died on March 3," according to the resolution's synopsis.