Legislation sponsored by Senator Gerald Cardinale designating a portion of State Highway Route 17 in the Borough of Ramsey as “Staff Sergeant Timothy R. McGill Memorial Highway” was advanced by the Senate Transportation Committee.
Army Staff Sgt. Timothy R. McGill (The American Red Cross)
“Timothy McGill lived a life of courage, honor and service,” said Cardinale (R-Bergen, Passaic). “”Timothy’s love for his country and his local community is an example of service and heroism that will not be forgotten. Designating a portion of Route 17 in his name will serve as a permanent reminder of his commitment to protecting others and is a fitting tribute to a true local hero.”
A 2001 graduate of Ramsey High School, Timothy McGill was killed Sept. 21, 2013 in Afghanistan while serving as a Green Beret. He first enlisted in the Marine Corps right after high school, was deployed to Iraq and after returning to New Jersey served as a volunteer firefighter with the Ramsey Fire Department. In 2008 he enlisted with the Rhode Island National Guard and was later deployed to Afghanistan. He received 28 valor awards throughout the time of his military service, including the Purple Heart.
S-2627 will now go before the full Senate for approval.