TULSA - It's been more than 3 years since 25-year old Sgt. Schuyler B. Patch was killed in action in Afghanistan and not a day goes by that his mother Colleen Stevens doesn't miss him.
"We miss him everyday," she said. "These things bring back old feeling."
On Saturday dozens of Owasso residents, Oklahoma guard members and veterans honored his service. A one mile stretch of Highway 169 in Owasso is now named after Patch.
"It's an honor to have the state of Oklahoma recognize my son," she said.
Patch was living with his mother in Owasso when he decided to join the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
He deployed once with them and then transferred to the Illinois Army National Guard. He was on his second deployment with them when he was killed on February 24, 2009.
His mother hopes the sign along Highway 169 will remind people that there are still soldier's deployed overseas.
"I want everyone to realize our soldiers are still out there,fighting everyday" she said. "And I don't want them forgotten, they're still there, there's still a war going on."
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