Sign unveiled for road dedicated to Sgt. Gary Beikirch
GREECE, N.Y. — People gathered in Greece on Tuesday night to unveil a new sign in honor of Sgt. Gary Beikirch.
The sign will be on Latta Road, between Long Pond Road and Route 390. It is named the “Sergeant Gary Beikirch Memorial Highway.”
Beikirch was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions as a combat medic in the Vietnam War.
He died in 2021.
Members of Sgt. Beikirch’s family told News10NBC what the event meant to them.
“We’re all one community, and everyone shows up to support each other, but definitely to honor my dad — everyone’s always shown up for that. It means a lot,” said Stephanie Beikirch, Sgt. Beikirch’s daughter.