Local State Representative Dan Swanson passed House Joint Resolution (HJR) 28 that designates 76th Street in Keithsburg from Jackson Street to IL-17 as the “PO2 Robert Holloway and PO3 Ronald Crose Memorial Highway.” State Senator Neil Anderson was the Chief Sponsor of the bill in the Senate. A ceremony will be held to honor United States Naval Petty Officer Second Class Holloway and Petty Officer Third Class Crose to show respect for their service. Both men were born in Keithsburg and both died while serving their country in South Vietnam. The ceremony will occur on Friday, May 27 at 5 p.m. at the Keithsburg Veterans Memorial Park.
HJR 28 states that it is proper to honor and respect to the truly great individuals who have served our country and have gone above and beyond the call of duty in truly heroic acts. Robert Holloway was born in Keithsburg on December 29, 1942 and he died while serving his country on February 20, 1966 at 23 years old. Ronald Crose was born in Keithsburg on December 10, 1945 and was killed in action while serving his country on November 24, 1967 at 21 years old.
This legislation requested the Illinois Department of Transportation to erect at suitable locations, appropriate plaques or signs giving notice of the name “PO2 Robert Holloway and PO3 Ronald Crose Memorial Highway” and that suitable copies of the resolution be presented to the families of PO2 Holloway and PO3 Crose and the Mayor of Keithsburg.