RANDOLPH – Route 394 in the Town of Randolph will be renamed in honor of a Iraq War Hero.
New York State Senator George Borrello announced Tuesday legislation renaming the roadway “Staff Sergeant David Textor Memorial Highway” passed the state Senate.
At Randolph Central High School, Textor competed in football, wrestling and track. He was a member of the U.S. Army’s Company A, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces (Airborne). He earned the coveted “Green Beret” in November of 2006.
“Staff Sgt. Textor served our nation with valor and gave his life in defense of freedom and the ideals we hold most dear,” Sen. Borrello said in a statement. “We can never repay that debt. We can remember and honor Staff Sgt. Textor and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our Armed Forces. Dedicating Route 394 through the town he grew up in is one small way we can honor the bravery, dedication and ultimate sacrifice of this American hero.”
Textor was killed in action on July 15, 2008, while conducting combat operations in Mosul, Iraq.
Under the eye of Assemblyman Joseph Giglio, the act is expected to pass in the Assembly before going to Gov. Kathy Hochul for her signature into law.