Bill Would Honor Kan. Town's WWII Losses

By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert

FRANKFORT, Kan. (AP) _ A campaign to name a highway in a
northeastern Kansas town for the 37 residents who were killed in
World War II has gained ground.
A committee of the Kansas House endorsed legislation this week
naming part of Kansas 99 through Frankfort the ``Frankfort Boys
World War II Memorial Highway.''
The effort has been led by 85-year-old Frank Benteman, a
Frankfort native now living in Topeka who served in World War II.
The Topeka Capital Journal reports (http://bit.ly/xhwFz2 ) that
members of the House Transportation Committee stood and applauded
Benteman after hearing his testimony Tuesday.
The 37 Frankfort service members who died in World War II have
come to be known as ``the Frankfort boys.'' The loss was especially
high for a small, rural town that today has fewer than 800
residents.


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