State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, has introduced legislation to rename a portion of a state highway after Pfc. Shane Cantu, a Corunna native who died while serving on active duty in Afghanistan.
House Bill 4168 renames the portion of M-71 between the eastern city limit of Owosso and the western city limit of Corunna as “PFC. Shane Cantu Memorial Highway.”
“Shane Cantu paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country, and I want to ensure his memory will live on for many years to come,” Frederick said. “It has been my honor to get to know his family in the years following his passing. In speaking with them, we agreed that given how his life touched so many people in both Owosso and Corunna, there can be no better ongoing tribute to his memory than to have the highway which joins these two cities renamed in his honor.”
Cantu, a 2010 graduate of Corunna High School, was killed Aug. 28, 2012, when an explosive device was detonated near the compound where he was stationed as a member of the Army’s 173rd Airborne.

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