Governor signs Stamas bill designating ‘Corpsman Aaron D. Ullom Memorial Bridge’

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LANSING, Mich. — The family of U.S. Navy Corpsman Aaron Ullom joined Sen. Jim Stamas in Lansing on Tuesday to see Gov. Rick Snyder sign Stamas’ legislation to permanently honor Ullom.

“Our country remains the beacon of liberty in the world because of the courage of patriots like Corpsman Aaron Ullom, who too often make the ultimate sacrifice,” said Stamas, R-Midland. “This memorial bridge is about showing our tremendous appreciation for Aaron’s service and dedication to the country he loved. May it long stand as a permanent reminder of a native son and American hero who gave his life saving a fellow soldier in defense of our freedom.”

Senate Bill 513, now Public Act 21 of 2016, designates the bridge on US-10 over Eastman Avenue in Midland as the “Corpsman Aaron D. Ullom Memorial Bridge” in recognition of Ullom, who was killed in Afghanistan in July 2011 while saving the life of a wounded marine.

The act has no fiscal impact on the state or local government. Under state law, the Michigan Department of Transportation can place markers indicating the name of a memorial bridge only “when sufficient private contributions are received to completely cover the cost of erecting and maintaining those markers.”

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Caption: The family of U.S. Navy Corpsman Aaron Ullom joined Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, in Lansing on Tuesday to see Gov. Rick Snyder sign Stamas’ legislation to permanently honor Ullom by designating the bridge on US-10 over Eastman Avenue in Midland as the “Corpsman Aaron D. Ullom Memorial Bridge.” Pictured from left: Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland; Stamas; Erinn Kane, Stamas’ legislative assistant; Snyder; Ullom’s step-brother Sean Bartley, mother Debi Ullom, and father Kevin Ullom.