HARRISBURG – On Saturday, April 15, Sen. Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-47) joined fallen Army Sgt. Joshua Rimer’s family as they honored Rimer’s sacrifice by dedicating a portion of Harvey Run Road as the Army Sgt. Joshua James Rimer Memorial Road.
“Sgt. Rimer made the ultimate sacrifice while fighting to defend our freedom and in turn our community suffered a tremendous loss,” said Vogel. “This road dedication is a great way to honor his name and highlight his dedication to our great nation. I wish his family and friends my deepest sympathies as they continue to heal from the loss of Sgt. Rimer.”
A 2003 Freedom Area graduate, Sgt. Rimer, 24, gave his life on July 22, 2009, while on a mission with the United States Army in Afghanistan. He earned a bronze star and two purple hearts, among other commendations, throughout his service.
He is survived by his wife, Annalisa; parents, James and Donna Rimer; sister, Shannon; as well as many other relatives.
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