State Representative Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) today announced passage of House Bill 256, legislation that would designate a portion of State Route 48 between Interstate 71 and State Route 38 in Warren County as the “SFC Bobby Lee Estle Memorial Highway.”
“SFC Bobby Lee Estle is not only a hero to the State of Ohio, but a hero to the country. He gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can live with the freedom we do today,” said Maag, who sponsored the bill. His courage and bravery will never be forgotten, and I am honored to designate a portion of State Route 48 in Warren County in his memory.”
SFC Bobby Lee Estle served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and was killed in action in 2012 at the age of 38, just 10 days before he was due to come home. Throughout his 18-year career in the U.S. Army, Estle served two tours in Iraq as well as two tours in Afghanistan.
Born and raised in Ohio, Bobby was a 1991 graduate of Lebanon High School where he was in Jr. ROTC and Warren County Career Center where he studied Chef Management and Diesel Mechanics.
Bobby was a family man, and is survived by his wife of 15 years, his three children, and many loved family and friends.
House Bill 256 now goes to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.