Rainier’s fallen son, Justin Norton
– “Move to name highway after fallen Rainier soldier”
“A two-mile section of Highway 507 in Thurston County could be named the “Sgt. Justin. D. Norton Memorial Highway” next week.
Rainier Councilmember Everett Gage will present the proposal to the Washington State Transportation Commission Tuesday, October 17.
‘Even though he’s not here, his legacy continues in this community,’ said Gage, who did not know Norton.
Norton was killed in Iraq in 2006,” by South Bureau Chief Drew Mikkelsen, KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
– Editor’s Note:
The wars have left their mark on this area, as we are reminded from one of the first from this area to give the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq War, Rainier’s Justin Norton, who was killed in June 2006.
Justin Norton Scholarship Fund honoring Rainier, Washington’s fallen soldier in Iraq.
About Sgt. Norton
Donations can be mailed to:
Justin Norton Scholarship Fund
c/o Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 444
Yelm, Wa 98597
Donations can also be made at any Key Bank. If going to a Key Bank outside of Washington State just mention that the account is set up in Washington State. Tax Deductable Donation Internal Revenue # 91-2079079