Honoree Biographical Information
Guidelines for Completing the Biography Section Below:
- Biography is limited to 1200 characters with spaces
- Explain the life, accomplishments, or remarkable deeds that identify the person
- MoDOT reserves the right to review and make edits to biography/photo image to meet Memorial Designation Map requirements
- To add a photo image of the honoree to the Biography, contact Highway Safety & Traffic Division at 573-751-7643
The honoree’s biography is limited to 1,200 characters, including spaces, and may include life experience, family, education, military service, and other accomplishments about the honoree. An example is provided below for your review.
Sgt. John Doe was born on July 23, 1945, in Kansas City, MO, and later moved to Jefferson City in 1988. The youngest of two sons, he graduated in 1963 from William Chrisman High in Independence, MO, and was inducted into the United States Army in 1966. He fought in the Vietnam War as a Field Wireman and Lineman. Among other awards, Sgt. Doe was awarded certificate of achievement for Outstanding and Meritorious Performance of Duty following a Viet Cong attack. As a radio operator at Tan Son Nhut Class III Yard, Sgt. Doe, holding the only means of land communications, went without rest for 72 hours, relaying messages to higher headquarters for besieged Camp Red Ball. Sgt. Doe received honorable discharge in December 1972. Following military service, he was employed at Missouri Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman Local 15 for forty years. John met the love of his life, Jane, and they married in May 1972 in Fayette, MO. In 1978, their son was born. In 2010, John retired his trowel. John enjoyed many things, spending time in the water with his bass boat and family was his greatest joy. On January 4, 2018, John passed away unexpectedly with his family by his side.