Sen. Judy Schwank, members of the Pennsylvania National Guard, local emergency responders, family, and other public officials will hold a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m., Friday, July 18, to officially name a stretch of Route 662 in Ruscombmanor Township, Berks County, as the “Chief Warrant Officer-2 Jarett M. Yoder Highway.”
The community’s work and the senator’s legislative efforts brought this tribute. The governor signed House Bill 925 into law in November.
Yoder, a 26-year-old graduate of Oley Valley High School, died April 2013 in Afghanistan when his Apache helicopter crashed in Nangarhar Province.
The chief warrant officer was married to Heather Garay-Yoder and was the son of Diane and Gary Yoder.
The stretch of Route 662 to be named the “Chief Warrant Officer-2 Jarett M. Yoder Highway” is in Ruscombmanor Township, between Fleetwood Borough and Oley Township.
From Sen. Judy Schwank’s office